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over conductors of an existing production platform, or skidding the derrick/substructure set onto a production platform and allow- ing the rig to be used as a tender.

The cantilever feature means the rotary can be located from 10 to 35 feet out from the end of the jackup hull and 7Vo feet on either side of the center line, for a 15- by 25-foot drilling pattern. The rig has a substructure 24 by 38 feet wide by 14 feet high. Sub- structure, drill floor and mast can be skidded on the deck of a pro- duction platform when required and span 30-, 40-, or 45-foot-wide skid beams with a 10-foot clear height above the platform deck.

Mr. Chiles, president of Chiles

Drilling Company, General Part- ner of Chiles Offshore Limited, has had many years of experience in land and offshore drilling. After owning and operating five land rigs in south Texas as Chiles

Drilling Company, he was instru- mental in the organization of an offshore drilling company, West- ern Oceanic, a subsidiary of The

Western Company of North Amer- ica. During his tenure at Western, he built and operated seven off- shore drilling rigs, three semisub- mersibles and four jackup rigs.

He has now organized Chiles

Drilling Company and Chiles Off- shore Limited to own and operate rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, both jackup and platform rigs, of which the Texas Star will be the first.

Marathon LeTourneau Offshore

Company is a subsidiary of Mara- thon Manufacturing Company of

Houston, Texas. The parent firm is a multi-product company serv- ing industries in marine construc- tion and transportation, heavy equipment and steel products, as well as a group of diversified com- panies producing chemicals, bat- teries, consumer goods, and pro- viding paving and utility con- struction services.

Raytheon Marine

Names Robert McCarthy

Robert S. McCarthy Jr. has been named Midwestern regional manager for commercial products at Raytheon Marine Company,

Manchester, N.H. He will be re- sponsible for all regional sales activities involving Raytheon's lines of heavy marine radars, depth sounders, navigational aids and other commercial marine gear.

Mr. McCarthy was formerly in- ternational sales manager for ma- rine products at Raytheon's cor- porate offices in Lexington, Mass.

His primary responsibilities were

South America and the Far East.

Prior assignments were as a sales representative for commercial ma- rine products and regional sales manager for the New York area.

A graduate of Boston College and Massachusetts Maritime

Academy, Mr. McCarthy is a member of The Society of Naval

Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Radio Relay


Shipboard Heat Recovery

Report Now Available

The Maritime Administration has released "Shipboard Heat Re- covery Program for U.S. Mer- chant Ships," an 80-page technical report prepared for MarAd by

Mechanical Technology Incorpo- rated of Latham, N.Y. The pur- pose of the study was to investi- gate the possibility of recovering waste energy aboard U.S.-flag ships. Fuel is a major factor in operating expenses, with the U.S. merchant fleet consuming an esti- mated 90-million barrels of fuel annually at a cost of nearly $1 billion, according to the report.

The study found that modern ocean steamships have very little recoverable heat that is not al- ready utilized in the basic pro- pulsion cycle. However, it was determined that there is excellent potential for heat recovery on small, diesel-powered ships (2,800 shp), typically operated on inland waterways. The report is avail- able from the National Technical

Information Service, 5285 Port

Royal Road, Springfield, Va. 22161. The price is $5, and the order number is PB 267222/AS.

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