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Seven Seas Towing

Names Capt. Cleveland

Operations Manager

Seven Seas Towing, Inc., 201

Louisiana Street, P.O. Box 464,

Westwego, La. 70094, has an- nounced the appointment of Capt.

L.S. Cleveland as operations man- ager. His responsibilities include all operations of the growing fleet such as personnel, maintenance, rigging and logistics. He will also be available for consulting serv- ices.

Captain Cleveland has many years of towing experience, both aboard tugs and in managerial positions ashore.

The company also announced that Linda Peters has joined the organization as sales represent- ative. She brings six years of oil field sales experience into the group, and she will be responsible for marketing and sales.

Seven Seas Towing is a subsid- iary of Bayou Marine Corp., with offices in Westwego and Houma,

La. Other subsidiaries include

Ebbco of La., Inc. in Westwego, and Bayou Groceries, Inc. and

Dolphin Marine Corp. in Houma.

Corporate headquarters are in


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Clay Chiles Awards

Marathon LeTourneau 150-44-C Rig Contract

Chiles Offshore Limited, Hous- ton, Texas, has just signed a contract to purchase Marathon

LeTourneau's first 150-44-C shal- low-draft self-contained, self-ele- vating cantilevered drilling plat- form. The announcement was made jointly by Clay Chiles, Gen- eral Partner of Chiles Offshore

Limited, and Gene M. Woodfin, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Marathon Man- ufacturing Company.

Marathon's 150-44-C Class Plat- form was developed for relatively shallow drilling in environments comparable to the Gulf of Mexico,

West Coast of Africa, Caribbean and Indonesian type of environ- ments. The 150-44-C cantilevered rig can drill multiple wells in one location in water depth as shallow as 15 feet and up to 150 feet. It is expected that this particular unit will begin work in the Gulf of Mexico.

Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Com- pany's 150-44-C shallow draft, self- contained, self-elevating cantilevered drilling platform is designed to operate in waters up to 150 feet deep.

Construction of the new jackup will take place in Marathon's

Brownsville, Texas yard. Chiles

Offshore Limited has named the unit Texas Star. Drilling Equip- ment will be supplied by Armco

National, and delivery is expected by the end of the year.

The 150-44-C rig is 148 feet long by 160 feet wide; the hull depth is 16 feet. The unit will have 250-foot-long spud legs, which can be recessed into the bottom of the hull, thus allowing towing over shoals as shallow as 13-15 feet. Crew accommodations are provided for 40 or more.

The Texas Star will be outfitted for up to 15,000 feet exploratory and development drilling, and heavy-duty work-over of existing satellite wells or wells of a devel- opment platform. Special features include a versatile cantilever de- sign which allows drilling multiple wells without relocating the rig, as well as positioning precisely (continued) VOITH

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