Levingston Shipbuilding Company has launched the Dixilyn- Field 87 (shown above) at its shipyard in Orange, Texas. The triangular shaped, Levingston designed Class 111-C jackup drilling rig is 200 feet by 186 feet by 23 feet. When this self-elevating drilling platform is completed,
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, recently announced the following appointments: Ralph A. Vaccaro Jr. has been named contracts manager and will be responsible, on a worldwide basis, for the administration, negotiation and finalization of all c o n t r a c t s .
Promet Pte. Ltd., one of the largest international engineering contracting companies in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, recently launched the self-propelled, jackup type well service barge Carl Fleming at its shipyard in Jurong, Singapore. Christening of the barge was performed by Mrs.
Marathon Manufacturing Company's Republic of Singapore shipyard has been awarded a contract from Brunei Shell Petroleum Company, Ltd. to construct a 4,850-dwt all-weather, nonpropelled drilling tender. The new unit is a sistership to the drilling
Dearborn-Storm Corporation, 9545 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024, .has announced completion o'f the sale of their portfolio of IBM System 360 computers to a group of private investors for $17 million in cash. A spokesman for the new investor
Two large crane barges are to be built to Lloyd's Register class by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. for the Heerema Group. A design appraisal will be carried out by the Society's Offshore Services Group, and the barges will be built under survey at the Mitsui Shipyard.
Bridgestone Tire Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, recently received a sizable order for large-bore marine hose for unloading crude oil, from Fluor Ocean Services, Inc., Houston, Texas, who is the contractor for the project of the Louisiana O f f s h o r e Oil Port (LOOP).
The Houston,Texas-based ETA Offshore Seminars, Inc. (ETAOS) has scheduled a seminar session for February 4-8, 1974, in Houston. ETAOS has presented six previous training- seminars for the offshore industry on an international scale. The seminars,
Braathens S.A.F.E., a Scandinavian d o m e s t i c a i r l i n e headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has reached agreement with Boeing Marine Systems of Seattle, Wash , toward the purchase of two Boeing Jetfoil hydrofoils for use in o f f s h o r e oil c r e w and supply transfer.
A joint venture called Arctic Dredging and Construction (ADCON) has recently been formed to engage in large-scale offshore construction projects required for development of oil resources in the Beaufort Sea. The new organization brings together the experience,