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,
Floating production has evolved to a mature technology that opens for development oil and gas reservoirs that would be otherwise impossible or uneconomic to tap. The technology enables production far beyond the depth constraints of fixed platforms, generally considered to be 1,400 ft.
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.
Bristol-based Brunei Limited has developed radical new coating systems for the marine industry. The aim has been to create the most durable, efficient and environmentally friendly available. To marry the owners' needs for hull-effi- ciency, long docking intervals,