Better Equipment Increases Profitability —A Review— Most U.S. shipyards are in the process of increasing their efforts to expand repair and conversion work, both commercial and military. As many of these projects include drydocking, the efficiency
The Penrod 99, a Marathon Le- Tourneau 82-SD-C shallow-draft, cantilever offshore jackup drilling rig, was launched recently (photo) at the company's Gulf Marine Division in Brownsville, Texas. With the rig in the water, the rest of the selfelevating platform's three legs,
To Tim Domke, the new MA' Dixie Legacy (pictured on the cover), is much more than simply the largest, most advanced lift boat in the world. To Domke, the Dixie Legacy is personal, the culmination of a career built sailing onboard these unique vessels with the last four years spent shoreside,
Ed Paden, president of Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc., announced the signing of a $28.6-million contract to build a Levingston-designed Class 111-C jackup drilling rig f o r Dixilyn-Field of Houston, Texas.
Those searching for tangible effects of a dramatic offshore drawdown need look no further than Friede Goldman Halter. The company, which was riding a crest of business powered by key acquisitions in the mid-90s, saw its plan thwarted when a host
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. last month delivered the latest in a line of innovative vessels — and the first of Bollinger's new 220 'super shelf series. Ms. Sara Jane is the first of two new 207 x 53 x 19-ft. (63 x 16.1 x 5.7 m) supply boats to MNM Boats,
Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, unit has been awarded a contract for the fab- rication and modification of platform drilling rigs by Helmerich and Payne of Tulsa, Okla. The contract calls for Marathon to fabricate a new platform
Manufacturers and suppliers of marine coatings and other corrosion- prevention measures continue to improve their products and services. In the important area of reducing fuel consumption, a new generation of self-polishing, antifouling hull coatings,
Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas unit has been awarded a contract for the fabrication of a platform drilling rig by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. of Tulsa, Okla.
May 1-4, Houston, Texas The annual Offshore Technology Conference, OTC '89, will once again be held in the spacious Astrodomain Complex in Houston, Texas, on May 1-4,1989. The event, one of the largest of its kind in the world, will consist