Exxon USA recently installed the world's first commercial guyed tower offshore platform in 1,000 feet of water in a new gas and oil field southeast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Total development cost for the field is in excess of $750 million.
The rapid expansion of offshore exploration into regions of hazardous environmental conditions has served to illuminate the necessity for improvements in drilling equipment, performance standards, and safety regulations. As a result, Global Marine
A review of new designs to meet the challenges of deep water and harsh environments Offshore drillers, in 1984, ordered a total of 37 units to be built, includ- ing 24 semisubmersibles. Some of these orders were letters of intent subsequently
A new application in crewboat conversion was recently achieved by Aluminum Boats, Inc., of Crown Point, La., and Sealink of Hawaii, Inc., a Maui passenger vessel operator, in converting the former 110- foot aluminum Sabine Pass into the 117-foot Maui Princess.
The Scottish Offshore Partnership (SCOPA) has announced the formal opening of its office in Houston, Texas. This significant action by a British group of consulting engineers requires explanation. SCOPA has been set up with its headquarters in Glasgow,
McDermott Marine Construction, a major operating unit of McDermott International Inc., has been awarded a contract from Marathon Oil Company for the fabrication and installation of an eight-skirt pile jacket, piles and deck. Fabrication of the jacket and piles,
Global Marine Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, and Davie Shipbuilding Limited of Lauzon, Quebec, Canada, have announced the signing of a contract for a marine jackup drilling rig. The cantilever rig, which is based on the Marathon Le- Tourneau design,
IMODCO, Inc., 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024, pioneer designers and developers of offshore marine terminal systems, has received an important new contract from Exxon USA for a Santa Barbara Channel project and a letter of intent from Societe Entrepose- GTM,
World City Corporation's contract with Avondale Industries is the basis of a "Build America" campaign aimed at maximizing use of American technology, products, and services from all 50 states in the building and outfitting of Phoenix World City and in her operation under the American flag.
Three major energy-related companies have formed Sea Plex Corporation of Tulsa to provide the offshore industry with retrievable, bottom-supported drilling/ production/storage facilities specifically designed to exploit fields that had been considered marginal.