Increasingly, environmental demands from governments and groups - large and small - will continue to shape the way in which the marine business is conducted. Pressure on ship and boat owners to keep the waters in which they work as pristine as possible has been building for years,
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,
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,
Arrow Marine, Inc. of Houston, Texas, recently took delivery of the Omaha Arrow (shown above), a 120-foot by 26-foot by 10-foot 6-inch, 1,200-horsepower, supply utility vessel built by Skully Bros. Boat Builders, Inc., Stephensville, La. She is
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.
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,
The Port of Singapore Authority has signed a contract for Imodco to design and engineer a Single Point Mooring terminal system to be anchored in 32 meters (about 105 feet) of water in Singapore Harbor. The single grade buoy will be capable of mooring fully loaded tankers of up to 320,
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.
Choctaw D r i l l i n g Company, Houston, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction or reconstruction of three drilling vessels. Two of the vessels are expected to be employed initially
Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore, recently completed a multimillion-dollar contract awarded by McDermott Incorporated of New Orleans for repairs and modifications on the Derrick Barge No. 19. A new feature added to the main deck of the barge, which has been renamed DLB 19,