Southern Drilling Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marine Drilling Company, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard, recently commissioned a 250-foot water depth mobile offshore drilling unit. The rig was christened J Storm XVI by its sponsor Mrs.
Keyes Offshore, Inc. of Houston, a major drilling rig owner and contractor to the offshore industry, has contracted with Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., to build another Friede & Goldman L-780, Mod 2 jackup drilling rig. This is the
Southwest Marine, Inc., San Diego, Calif., has announced that the purchase of Bethlehem Steel's shipyard in San Pedro, Calif., has been finalized. Operations began immediately following the announcement, with a management team and staff of 50.
Genstar Limited, Montreal, Canada, has announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Gulf of Georgia Towing Co. Ltd. of Vancouver, subject to obtaining approvals from necessary government or regulatory authorities.
Santa Fe International Corporation recently announced that it has awarded shipyard contracts f o r the construction of a jackup drilling unit and the conversion of two construction barges into drilling vessels. The new jackup, Santa Fe Rig 134,
the spread of a mussel infestation that had wreaked havoc in the Great Lakes. The zebra mussel is spreading faster than had been anticipated. Once they have established colonies, it is virtually impossible to eliminate them, Carlos M. Fetterolf Jr.