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,
Raymond M. Burke, group vice president, Drew Chemical Corporation, Parsippany, N.J., has announced the promotion of Walter A. Smith to director, consulting and technical services, Marine Division. In his new position, Mr. Smith will be responsible
Open-hatch bulk carrier technology, championed by specialist operators in the North American trade, is to be taken an important stage further through the adoption of deck gantries promising gains of up to 50 percent in cargo handling productivity.
Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched a 165- foot by 140-foot by 18-foot jackup rig, Offshore Jupiter (shown above), owned by The Offshore Company of Houston. The drilling rig, a four-legged, 150-foot water depth, cantilever jackup
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.
Petronas recently commissioned its first offshore jackup drilling rig built at Promet, Private, Ltd., Singapore. Witnessed by 400 guests, the commissioning ceremony for the Parameswara was performed by Toh Fuan~STihailah, wife of Petronas adviser Tun Hussein Onn.
Jurong Shipyard Limited, 5, Pulau Samlun, Jurong Town, Singapore 22, was awarded a $30- million (Singapore dollars) contract by Messrs. Hansa Offshore (S.E.A.) Pte. Ltd., a Singapore registered company of international repute, to convert four of the existing 18,
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,
The Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Manila, Philippines offices of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have been designated Technical Offices, and now provide hull plan approval services in addition to field surveying. The addition of the two offices brings