"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.
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.
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
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.
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,
—Literature Available Butterworth, Inc., an Exxon affiliate, has announced a new station owned and operated by Seaward Marine Services, Inc. in Baton Rouge, La. to service the U.S. Gulf Coast. This division will be managed by Cecil Achord. Mr.
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
Marking its 50th year of representation for the coatings industry, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is hosting its International Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. at the Opryland Hotel Convention Center. Scheduled from November 12-16,
Unitor Ships Service AS of Norway is offering a free 14-page color brochure on their full range of products and services for the operational, maintenance and safety systems on vessels and offshore units. With the extensive use of color photos and text,