Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched the Sedco 160 (shown above). Under construction for Sedco, Inc. of Dallas, the rig is a BMC-150 Baker Marine designed, self-elevating independent leg type equipped with three independent tubular legs of 260 feet,
The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers last technical meeting of the 1976-77 program was at the Mallard Inn, Mt. Laurel, N.J. A paper titled "Modern Wooden Ship—Design and Construction," was presented by co-authors John F.
Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas, recently delivered the self-elevating mobile offshore drilling rig Dixilyn-Field 87 to its owners, the Dixilyn-Field Drilling Company of Houston. The Dixilyn-Field 87 is a Levingston Class 111-C jackup,
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) of Singapore has expanded its operations in the United States with the appointment of a U.S. representative. Lovie and Company, Inc. of Houston, spearheaded by Peter M. Lovie, has been selected by FELS
A major reorganization resulting in the promotion of several individuals to key positions at Petro-Marine Engineering, Inc., 1141 Whitney Avenue, Gretna, La. 70053, has been announced by John W. Owensby, president. Petro-Marine is one of the nation's largest
O & U Drilling, Inc. of Beaumont, Texas, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont shipyard recently commissioned an offshore jackup drilling rig and announced the ordering of two other rigs. One of the new rigs will be built at the Beaumont yard, and the second at the Singapore shipyard.
The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Washington, D.C., has announced that 124 industrial plant facilities located along the navigable waterways of the United States during the fourth quarter of 1977, creating over 15,000 permanent job opportunities.
Coastal Towing, Inc., Houston, has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of nine tank barges and two towboats. The applicant is an affiliate of, and will share premises and office facilities with, Coastal Towing, Inc.
A five-man Executive Committee has been appointed by Brown & Root's Board of Directors to manage all phases of the company's operations on an interim basis. The announcement was made following the January 23, 1977, death of Foster Parker, president of Brown & Root,
Vosta LMG won a contract for components and engineering package for an 18-in. Cutter Suction Dredge for Cottrell Contracting, a U.S.-based dredging company. The dredge will be built in co-operation with Cottrell Contracting at a shipyard in the U.