First Swedish-Owned Oil Rig Commissioned At Bethlehem-Beaumont
The Salenergy I, an offshore mat-supported jackup drilling platform built for Salen Offshore Drilling Company of Stockholm, Sweden, with offices in Houston, Texas, was commissioned recently in Beaumont, Texas. It is the first Swedish oil rig ever to be owned by Swedish companies.
The Salenergy I was designed and built by Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont shipyard.
Sponsor of the platform was Mrs. Goran Axell, wife of the chairman of the board of Salen Offshore Drilling A.B. and president of Salen Energy A.B. of Sweden. Among the guests was Sven H. Salen, who originated the energy division in the Salen group.
Upon its delivery, the rig will be managed and operated by Salen Offshore Drilling Company with operational offices in Houston.
Designed for drilling in up to 250 feet of water and with a drilling capacity of 20,000 feet, the Salenergy I is outfitted for service worldwide. It will drill initially in the Gulf of Mexico for various operators on shortterm basis.
Principal dimensions of the rig include: mat—length of 210 feet, beam of 170 feet, depth of 10 feet; platform — length of 166 feet, beam of 109 feet, depth of 16i/2 feet with slot 50 feet wide and 60 feet long. The three cylindrical columns are each 12 feet in diameter and 312 feet long.
The unit has air-conditioned quarters for dual crews totaling 80 men. The Salenergy I was built in compliance with the highest classification of the American Bureau of Shipping.
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