Following the successful modification of the jack-up drilling rig Britannia from a slot-type drilling unit to a cantilevered unit, completed recently within the contractual time, the Rotterdam Shipyard has contracted another rig modification job.
The Dutch heavy-lift specialist Wijsmuller Transport B.V. has signed an exclusive agreement with the Russian Baltic Shipping Company in St. Petersburg for the worldwide commercial management of two heavy-lift vessels, the Stakhanovets Kotov and Stakhanovets Ermolenko.
Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced recently that it has signed contracts for the construction of three new jackup rigs for its offshore drilling fleet in two Singapore shipyards. The company said the U.S.-flag rigs will be owned and operated by Zapata Off-Shore Company,
A christening ceremony on a newly built self-elevating drilling rig (shown above) was performed recently at the shipyard of Promet Private Limited in Singapore by Mrs. Y. Murase, wife of the s e n i o r vice p r e s i d e n t of Abu Dhabi Oil Company.
In an unusual gesture by a major industrial manufacturer, Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company of Houston, Texas, commissioned nationally acclaimed artist David Kimble to paint an "insider's view" of one of the famed Marathon LeTourneau o f f s h o re mobile,
National Supply Company, a major manufacturer of o i l f i e ld machinery headquartered in Houston, Texas, has named four men to key positions with its drilling equipment product line. Phillip P. Musmeci was named general manager-subsidiary companies,
A new eight-page, full-color brochure now available discusses the drilling capabilities and equipment fleets of the three drilling contractors and the well servicing/workover company which make up Marathon Oilfield Service Companies, headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Worldwide orders for offshore mobile and fixed rigs for exploration and drilling for oil and natural gas have increased considerably during the 12 months ending in July 1981, according to a study just released by the Bremen Institute for Shipping Economics.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard and Houston Offshore International, Inc., recently commissioned the second offshore drilling rig built by Bethlehem for this Houstonbased drilling contractor. The rig is the Sabine I I ; Mrs.
George T. Richardson, president of The Offshore Company, Houston, recently announced the promotions of C.D. Lofton and J.R. Kennerson. Mr. Lofton has been promoted to division manager and will be responsible for the overall operations of the Morgan City, La.