Marathon To Build $30-Million Jackup Rig For Chiles Offshore

Chiles Offshore Limited has signed a letter of intent with Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company to purchase an 82-SD-C self-elevating, shallow-draft cantilever drilling platform for a total rig price of $30 million.

The 82 SD-C rig, designed for exploration, production drilling, and workover, will be constructed in Marathon's Gulf Marine Division yard, Brownsville, Texas, and is scheduled for delivery in March 1983.

The rig (Marathon Hull No.

182) is the fourth ordered from Marathon by Chiles and will be used for drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The rig will be equipped with 360 feet of leg and capable of drilling in 250 feet of water to a drilling depth of 20,000 feet.

In addition to this new rig, Chiles currently operates three Marathon-type 150-44-C self-elevating, shallow-draft cantilever drilling platforms.

Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company is a subsidiary of Marathon Manufacturing Company, Houston. Marathon is a leading manufacturer of mobile offshore jackup drilling rigs and a multiproduct company manufacturing materials h a n d l i n g equipment, f a b r i c a t e d steel product, steel buildings, white oils, batteries, consumer goods, and provides civil engineering and construction services.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 44,  Sep 1980

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