"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.
James W. Steadman has been appointed vice president, production of Halter Marine, Inc., with responsibility for the production activities of all Halter shipyards and production centers. The announcement was made by Harold P. Halter, president
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.
ABS-classed as a XA1 Floating Offshore Installation, the Medusa truss spar will be located on Mississippi Canyon Block 582 in 2,223 ft. of water. Murphy Oil's Medusa truss spar has a hull diameter of 94 ft. (28.6 m) and a total length of 568 ft.
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
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.
A new major shipyard, Euroasia, is to be formed in Hong Kong between the C.Y. Tung Group, Chung Wah and A & P Appledore International Ltd. on Tsing Yi Island. Euroasia will incorporate the ship repair business of the Overseas Shipyard Corporation,
Southwest Marine, Inc. of San Diego, Calif., recently announced two major achievements in its more than $40-million renovation project — the signing of a contract with Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan to construct a new hi-tech computerized drydock,
Pott Industries Inc., 611 East Marceau Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63111, have announced that Gulf Mississippi Marine Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary providing marine services worldwide to the offshore industry, has been awarded a contract by Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company,
The Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association recently held its 35th Annual Technical Conference in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. Closed sessions of the 95-member organization were held on the first day of the conference