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.
National Supply Company has shipped to British Petroleum Ltd. a unique 15,000-psi subsea wellhead system to be used in the North Sea. The BOP stack and individual components were s u c c e s s f u l ly tested in December at National's Houston
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.
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,
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.
The Penn Central Corporation's Marathon Manufacturing Company has signed $326 million in contracts with the Rowan Companies, Inc. for the construction of eight offshore oil and gas mobile drilling rigs. Marathon's marine construction order backlog now totals 43 rigs,
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.
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.
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,