Ingalls To Build Second Jackup For Bonito Offshore

Bonito Offshore II Inc. of Houston, has signed a contract with Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., to build a second Friede and Goldman design L-780 (Mod 2) cantilevered jackup drilling rig. The offshore rig is scheduled for delivery in December 1982.

The rig will be capable of drilling in 300 feet of water to depths of 25,000 feet. The mobile unit will be 180 feet long and 175 feet wide, and will have accommodations for 90 personnel. The r ig will be available for contract when completed in 1982.

Ingalls Shipbuilding, the only North American contractor currently building L-780 design jackups under Friede and Goldman license, now has 17 rigs under construction, including 13 jackups and four submersible rigs.

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