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Title: New drilling rigs

Abstract

Friede and Goldman Ltd. of New Orleans, Louisiana has a successful drilling rig, the L-780 jack-up series. The triangular-shaped drilling vessel measures 180 x 176 ft. and is equipped with three 352 ft legs including spud cans. It is designed to work in up to 250 ft waters and drill to 20,000 ft depths. The unit is scheduled to begin initial drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico for Arco. Design features are included for the unit. Davie Shipbuilding Ltd. has entered the Mexican offshore market with the signing of a $40,000,000 Canadian contract for a jack-up to work in 300 ft water depths. Baker Marine Corporation has contracted with the People's Republic of China for construction of two self-elevating jack-ups. The units will be built for Magnum Marine, headquartered in Houston. Details for the two rigs are given. Santa Fe International Corporation has ordered a new jack-up rig to work initially in the Gulf of Suez. The newly ordered unit, Rig 136, will be the company's fourth offshore drilling rig now being built in the Far East. Temple Drilling Company has signed a construction contract with Bethlehem Steel for a jack-up to work in 200 ft water depths. Penrodmore » Drilling Company has ordered two additional cantilever type jack-ups for Hitachi Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. Ltd. of Japan. Two semi-submersibles, capable of working in up to 2000 ft water depths, have been ordered by two Liberian companies. Details for these rigs are included. (DP)« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5813084
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OSTI ID: 5813084
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Ocean Ind.; (United States); Journal Volume: 16:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; DRILLING RIGS; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; CANADA; CHINA; GULF OF MEXICO; GULF OF SUEZ; JAPAN; OFFSHORE DRILLING; PETROLEUM; ASIA; ATLANTIC OCEAN; CARIBBEAN SEA; DRILLING; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; NORTH AMERICA; RED SEA; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS 423000* -- Engineering-- Marine Engineering-- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Tubb, M. New drilling rigs. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Tubb, M. New drilling rigs. United States.
Tubb, M. Sun . "New drilling rigs". United States.
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title = {New drilling rigs},
author = {Tubb, M.},
abstractNote = {Friede and Goldman Ltd. of New Orleans, Louisiana has a successful drilling rig, the L-780 jack-up series. The triangular-shaped drilling vessel measures 180 x 176 ft. and is equipped with three 352 ft legs including spud cans. It is designed to work in up to 250 ft waters and drill to 20,000 ft depths. The unit is scheduled to begin initial drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico for Arco. Design features are included for the unit. Davie Shipbuilding Ltd. has entered the Mexican offshore market with the signing of a $40,000,000 Canadian contract for a jack-up to work in 300 ft water depths. Baker Marine Corporation has contracted with the People's Republic of China for construction of two self-elevating jack-ups. The units will be built for Magnum Marine, headquartered in Houston. Details for the two rigs are given. Santa Fe International Corporation has ordered a new jack-up rig to work initially in the Gulf of Suez. The newly ordered unit, Rig 136, will be the company's fourth offshore drilling rig now being built in the Far East. Temple Drilling Company has signed a construction contract with Bethlehem Steel for a jack-up to work in 200 ft water depths. Penrod Drilling Company has ordered two additional cantilever type jack-ups for Hitachi Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. Ltd. of Japan. Two semi-submersibles, capable of working in up to 2000 ft water depths, have been ordered by two Liberian companies. Details for these rigs are included. (DP)},
doi = {},
journal = {Ocean Ind.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 16:2,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1981},
month = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1981}
}