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 bulletin from John Crane-Houdaille, Inc., Morton Grove, 111., explains the benefits of upgrading sealing with compact Type 88 and Type 88S package seals. The publication provides sizing information and diagrams illustrating both Type 88 double or
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 double-deck pier has been designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. Navy ships, and Navy engineers believe it could become the prototype for worldwide Navy facilities. Known as Pier Zulu, the facility will be built at the U.S. Naval Station in Charleston, S.
A new hardcover book, "Always Good Ships," takes a retrospective look at Newport News Shipbuilding, listing and describing the colorful histories of more than 500 ships built by the famous Virginia shipyard during its first century of operation.
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,
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,