Marathon's Brownsville Yard Launches Jackup Rig For Penrod Drilling

The Penrod 99, a Marathon Le- Tourneau 82-SD-C shallow-draft, cantilever offshore jackup drilling rig, was launched recently (photo) at the company's Gulf Marine Division in Brownsville, Texas. With the rig in the water, the rest of the selfelevating platform's three legs, its drilling derrick, and other equipment are being installed. When completed, the rig's legs will be 360 feet tall, enabling it to drill in waters up to 250 feet deep. It is scheduled for delivery to Penrod Drilling Company in May this year.

Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company designs and constructs jackup drilling rigs for all offshore environments. The company's line of jackups ranges from large, deepwater, hostile environments to compact, shallow-water units for mild environments. Marathon has rigbuilding facilities in Vicksburg, Miss., Brownsville, Texas, and the Republic of Singapore.

The company also builds other types of offshore drilling vessels, including semisubmersibles, drillships, and tenders, and performs repair and modification work on all classes of offshore drilling units.

Marathon is a Penn Central company-

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