Marathon LeTourneau Introduces New GulfKing Class Jackup For Gulf Of Mexico

—Brochure Available Marathon LeTourneau of Houston, Texas, recently introduced its new GulfKing™ class offshore jackup drilling rig, a rig designed for the Gulf of Mexico.

The new GulfKing class jackup offers many of the proven features found in the popular LeTourneau 116 class jackup, plus enhancements that expand the deck area and increase the rig's fixed, variable and drilling loads.

The greatest advantage lies in the GulfKing's 4.5-million-pound variable load and a 6-million-pound variable load for normal drilling.

The GulfKing has more storage area for supplies, reducing the number of costly, time-consuming supply runs needed. The GulfKing also offers up to 1,500 square feet of deck area, and up to two million pounds of hook load.

In addition, the GulfKing features LeTourneau's Slotilever™ design which permits drilling in either the slot or cantilever modes. Slotilever provides a 24- by 71-foot drilling pattern for multi-well exploratory and production drilling, and for positioning over existing platforms during workovers.

The GulfKing is built to survive 48-foot waves and 100-knot winds in 300 feet of water.

The GulfKing features Marathon LeTourneau's rack and pinion electromechanical jacking system capable of elevating 18,000~ kips (8,170 metric tons) at 1.5 feet per minute.

An octagonal heliport 65 feet across the flats has ample space for the installation of refueling and tirefighting systems.

To extend its operating range, the GulfKing may also be equipped with 477 feet of leg for operations in water up to 328 feet.

The GulfKing's three-level crew quarters accommodate up to 88 persons and can be built even larger to meet special customer requirements.

Quarters include a five-bed hospital room, galley, dining and recreation facilities with year-round air conditioning.

For more information and a free copy of the brochure from Marathon LeTourneau, Circle 51 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 23,  Jun 1988

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