Bethlehem Beaumont Shipyard Delivers Fourth Offshore Rig To Teledyne Movible Offshore

Teledyne 19 became the newest addition to the world's offshore drilling fleet when it was commissioned recently at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipyard in Beaumont, Texas. The rig is owned by Teledyne Movible Offshore Inc. of Lafayette, La.

Mrs. Robert A. Nelson, wife of Teledyne's division manager of drilling, sponsored the new rig.

The new mobile platform is capable of drilling to a depth of 25,000 feet in as much as 250 feet of water.

Teledyne 19, a mat-supported jackup offshore drilling platform, is the 44th such rig delivered by the Beaumont Yard, and the fourth Bethlehem-designed rig to be built for Teledyne. The unit consists of a platform 166 feet long, 132 feet wide and 16 feet deep, with a 50-foot-square drilling slot. The mat is 210 feet by 170 feet by 10 feet deep and its drilling slot is 90 feet by 87 feet.

Each of the three cylindrical columns are 312 feet long and 12 feet O.D.

This new Teledyne rig is dieselelectric powered and can house 60 workers in its noncombustible living quarters. There is also capacity to store 6,600 cubic feet of bulk mud and cement, 3,000 sacks, 1,500 barrels of active mud, 4,700 barrels of drilling water storage, 450 barrels of potable water, 1,800 barrels of fuel oil and 2,350 barrels of salt water.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 18,  Nov 1978 Sherman C. Perry

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