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Reading & Bates Orders

Two Jackup Drilling Rigs

At Cost Of $80 Million

Far East-Levingston Shipbuild- ing Ltd. (FELS) has announced the signing of contracts to build two jackup rigs for Reading and

Bates Exploration Co. (R&B).

Costing approximately $80 mil- lion in total, the jackups will be of Friede & Goldman L-780 MOD

II design for operating in water depths up to 300 feet. To be chris- tened Harvey H. Ward and Roger

W. Mowell, the rigs will be fab- ricated in Singapore and deliv- ered by end December 1981 and end March 1982, respectively.

The jackups are to be con- structed to specifications drawn to meet their operational require- ments, incorporating a three- storied living quarters for 94 men, a heavy cantilever feature for de- velopment drilling as well as ex- ploratory drilling tasks, and abil- ity to withstand relatively severe conditions. An electrically driven rack and pinion system will be employed, operating at an elevat- ing speed of 1.5 feet/minute.

Each jackup will have a modi- fied triangular hull with three tri- angular truss work legs, each fit- ted with three spud cans at their lower ends. The hull is to be 180 feet long, 175 feet wide, and 25 feet deep.

Clifford Brodie Named

Manager Of Marketing

Services For Paceco

Clifford Q. Brodie has been ap- pointed manager of marketing services for Paceco, Inc., a sub- sidiary of Fruehauf Corporation.

The announcement was made by

Meryl W. Stratton, general sales manager for Paceco.

Clifford Q. Brodie

A veteran of 10 years of serv- ice with the Alameda, Calif, com- pany, Mr. Brodie is an experi- enced contract administrator. His new duties will include supervi- sion of proposal fulfillment and records, contract manufacturing, and customer service for parts and accessories. He is filling the position vacated by Fay W. Vin- cent, recently retired.

Hunt Company Names

Elmo Bergeron Sales

Manager For Louisiana

The Hunt Company of Hous- ton continues its expansion with the addition of three new sales team members — Elmo Bergeron,

Terry L. Tucker and Frank Doon- an Jr.

Mr. Bergeron, with more than 30 years' experience in the oil industry, has been named sales manager for Louisiana. He will headquarter in Hunt's new office in the Harvey, La., Oil Center.

Heading up the Thermal Dy- namics portable welder product line, Mr. Tucker comes to Hunt from Thermal Dynamics Corpora- tion. Mr. Doonan, formerly with

Motor Coil, Inc., will be in charge of Hunt's filtration product line.

The Hunt Company, a jobbing contractor for the Electro-Motive

Division of General Motors Cor- poration, provides oil-well drilling contractors with diesel engines, specialized diesel engine-driven power packages, filtration systems for dc motors and generators, cus- tom fabrication, and electrical as- sembly. Hunt has manufacturing facilities located in Houston and

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