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,
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. in Singapore recently completed and delivered another jackup rig to Pool Company of Houston. Named Pool Rig 144, the 160-foot-water-depth jackup was towed to its location in the Arabian Gulf to operate for ARAMCO.
Two Bethlehem Steel Corporation shipyards have each received contracts from Griffin-Alexander Drilling Company of Houston to build mat-supported, jackup drilling rigs at a total cost of about $70 million. One unit, the Griffin-Alexander V, will be constructed at Bethlehem's Beaumont,
Boots Hansen of Boots & Coots Inc. of Houston, Texas, and Paul Koomey of Koomey Inc. of Brookshire, Texas, recently announced the development and sale of a new device for high-pressure oil or gas wells they feel is a significant answer to platform safety.
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.
Part of the curse of corporate consolidation comes in the combining of or complete re-naming of the new entity. The quandary: maintaining critical market awareness of individual brands while adequately communicating the entirety of the new organization's capabilities.
Houston Offshore International, Inc., Houston, Texas, has taken delivery on two Sabine-class rigs and has ordered the Sabine V, president Jerry E. Chiles announced recently. The new rig will be built at Bethlehem Steel's Singapore shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in September 1982.
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) has signed a contract to construct a semisubmersible accommodation and construction platform for Consafe Offshore AB. The rig will be built in Singapore, and is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 1982.