Ninety members and guests of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently attended a regular meeting held in Pier 91 Officers' Club, Seattle, Wash. After dinner, a technical paper titled "Application
Levingston Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas, recently laid the keel for the first of two Levingston-designed jackup drilling rigs to be built for Noble Drilling Company of Ardmore, Okla. The first rig will be named the Ed Holt; the second rig has not been named.
A large turnout of members and guests attended the recent second meeting of the 1983-84 season of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Guest speaker was David B. Sucharski of ARCO Oil and Gas Company in Dallas.
McDermott Shipyards recently completed a specialized, twin-packaged drilling rig (shown above) for Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company, for contract use on Texaco's Harvest "A" platform in the Santa Maria Basin, Calif. The rig was disassembled at McDermott's New Iberia, La.
The tremendous increase in drilling and production platforms around the world has caused the petroleum industry to place new emphasis on protecting lives and equipment from the hazards of fire. This need has caused equipment manufacturers to search