Marathon LeTourneau Awarded Contract For Platform Rig Project

Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas unit has been awarded a contract for the fabrication of a platform drilling rig by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. of Tulsa, Okla.

The contract calls for Marathon to fabricate a new platform drilling rig designated H & P Rig 105, along with an 82-person quarters. H & P Rig 91, an existing unit, will be modified and repaired by Marathon.

Both rigs will work on the same platform in the Gulf of Mexico for Standard Oil Production Company, Inc. Fabrication work is scheduled to be completed in September 1986.

These projects are the first of their kind to be fabricated at Marathon LeTourneau's Brownsville, Texas, facility. They are part of an effort by the company to expand into markets beyond the area of mobile offshore drilling rigs.

Marathon is a Penn Central company.

Penn Central manufactures products and supplies services in the areas of electronics, telecommunications, defense and energy.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 41,  Jul 15, 1986

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