Levingston Delivers Dixilyn-Field 87

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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, capable of operating in water depths up to 300 feet, in weather equivalent to Gulf of Mexico hurricane conditions, and in ambient temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius. The rig will drill in the Gulf of Mexico under contract to Amoco Oil Corp.

The Dixilyn-Field 87 is the second in its current series of Class 111-C jackups of which a total of seven are under construction either at Levingston's yards or those of its international licensees.

Dixilyn-Field Drilling Co. is one of the leading offshore contractors operating a fleet of 11 rigs both in U.S. waters and overseas, including seven jackups, three semisubmersibles, and one submersible.

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