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 300," the first of four L-780 self-elevating offshore drilling rigs being built for Keyes Offshore Inc. by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss., left the Ingalls yard recently on its way to drilling for Shell Oil Co. in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.
When BP signed a Letter of Intent with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company, Ltd. of South Korea for the Crazy Horse project in the Gulf of Mexico, it would never have expected that the project would stir up a pot of controversy regarding its name.
The self-propelled, $82-million, drilling rig High Seas Driller, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding's Okpo facility, was transported to the North Sea by the Ferncarrier. The heavy transport ship was developed by JL Heavyweight Transport of Denmark and
Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, recently laid the keel for the U.S. Navy auxiliary oiler Willamette (AO-I8O). She is the fourth in a series of five that Avondale is building for the Navy. Named for
Santa Fe Drilling Company has ordered a second $80-million allweather, semisubmersible drilling unit, bringing to $442 million the value of new drilling equipment on order. E.L. Shannon Jr., chairman of the parent Santa Fe International Corporation,
Sermatech International Inc. of Limerick, Pa., is offering a new free 12-page color brochure that describes corrosion, erosion, wear, sulfidation, and hot corrosion-resistant coatings and repair/restoration technologies. The advanced technology materials
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,
Two semisubmersible offshore mobile drilling units worth about $150 million (Canadian) each have been ordered jointly by two Canadian companies. Bow Valley Industries and Husky Oil Operations announced recently that the rigs had been ordered from Canadian and Norwegian yards.
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