Chiles Offshore Limited, Houston, Texas, has just signed a contract to purchase Marathon LeTourneau's first 150-44-C shallow- draft self-contained, self-elevating cantilevered drilling platform. The announcement was made jointly by Clay Chiles,
Aberdeen, Scotland—September 10-13 Offshore Europe 85, the seventh in the series of biennial, high-technology offshore oil/gas industry exhibition/ conferences, will be held September 10-13 at its new permanent home—the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre at the Bridge of Don.
Dr. Donald Liu, formerly assistant vice president of the American Bureau of Shipping, has been elected vice president. The announcement was made by ABS chairman and president William N. Johnston following the recent annual meeting of the Board of Managers in New York.
Talon Technology Corporation, Richardson, Texas, was organized recently to provide mobile satellite data communications systems and consulting services to the petroleum, marine, and defense industries. Lynn B. Heitman is president of the new company,
Bollinger Shipyards has been granted a contract to build two 145.5 ft. (44.3 m) supply/utility vessels for Seacor Marine of Houston, Texas. Construction will commence at Bollinger's Lockport. La. facility in April and May with delivery of the vessels scheduled for November and December 2001.