New Jackup Drilling Rig

Levingston Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas, recently laid the keel for a new jackup drilling rig. Dixilyn-Field of Houston is the owner of this Levingston- designed Class 111-C rig, and will take delivery in April 1981.

Officials of Dixilyn-Field at- tending the ceremony included L.A.J. Monroe, chairman of the board; David Edgar, director of purchasing; Pat Ahlman, project engineer, and Lou Seeber, owner's representative. Levingston was represented by Joe Barrios, vice president, Commercial Division; Eddie Uher, project engineer; George Istre, program manager; Woody Gaines, director of steel trades; and Dick Franklin, hull superintendent.

This three-legged drilling rig measures 200 feet by 186 feet by 23 feet and has independent fourchord square truss legs which will be 414 feet long. One of the customer's requirements for this particular rig is that it be capable of operating in temperatures of minus 20 degrees centigrade, and withstand winds of up to 125 mph and seas of 50 feet. Drilling depth is 25,000 feet in a maximum of 300 feet of water.

Rig 87 will have accommodations for 80 people, and is equipped with two galleys and two messrooms.

The construction of this rig will meet the requirements of the United States Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 30,  Sep 15, 1980 Alabama

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