Keppel AmFELS, Brownsville TX

(formerly Marathon Manufacturing, Marathon LeTourneau)

Most recent update: September 22, 2017.


Marathon Manufacturing started its Brownsville shipyard in 1971: it was renamed Marathon LeTourneau in 1975 when Marathon teamed up with LeTourneau Engineering.  After the collapse of the offshore market in the mid-1980s, the yard was sold to local investors called Allison/McDermid, but when the market picked up again in 1991, Keppel FELS bought it and renamed it AMFELS, changing that to Keppel AmFELS in 2004.  Visit the company at www.keppelfels.com.sg and see an aerial view of the yard on Google here Note that LeTourneau had a single series of hull numbers regardless of where a rig was built: the list below is believed to be complete, despite the many breaks in the numbering.  See the LeTourneau table for the full list.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Rig Type GT Price ($mm) Delivery Disposition

Built by Marathon Manufacturing

41 BND Tug No. 1 Brownsville Nav. Dist. Towboat      1972 Active
42 BND Tug No. 2 Brownsville Nav. Dist. Towboat      1972 Active
  Ste. Genevieve Norman Bros. Towboat      1972 Now Landon Young
  John C. Byrd Ole Man River Towing Towboat      1973 Now Thomas Golding
  Tallahatchie W. & M. Transportation Towboat      1974 Now Bethany Dawn
58 Pentagone 82 Forex Neptune Semi-Submersible   23 Oct-73 Now Pride Mexico

Built by Marathon LeTourneau

66 Penrod 71 Penrod Drilling Semi-Submersible 21,503   Feb-75 Now Petrobras 27
67 Penrod 72 Penrod Drilling Semi-Submersible 20,390 20 Sep-75 Now Molly Brown
73 Penrod 75 Penrod Drilling Semi-Submersible 20,048   Aug-76 Now Estesco
88 Shenandoah Atwood Oceanics Jack-Up 5,403   Nov-75 Now Kedarnath
93 Key Largo Key International Jack-Up 7,345   May-76 Now Pride Wisconsin
96 Penrod 68 Penrod Drilling Jack-Up 7,208   Oct-76 Now Ensco 68
117 W. D. Kent Reading & Bates Jack-Up 5,837   Jul-77 Active
123 Texas Star   Jack-Up     Dec-77 Now Perro Negro 4
126 Galveston Key Key International Jack-Up 6,100   Jul-78 Now GSF Galveston Key
129 Mr. Dave Fluor Drilling Jack-Up 4,158   Nov-78 Now Ocean Columbia
130 Randolph Yost Reading & Bates Jack-Up 4,702   Feb-79 Active
132 Western Triton II Western Oceanic Jack-Up 4,572   Jun-79 Now Noble Earl Frederickson
137 Western Triton III Western Oceanic Jack-Up 3,847   Nov-79 Now Sonora
138 Gulfstream Chiles Offshore Jack-Up 2,272 30 Aug-79 Now Rig 26
144 Trident IV Sedco Forex Jack-Up 5,876   Mar-80 Active
146 Keyes 250 Keyes Drilling Jack-Up 4,072   May-80 Now Ensco 97
152 Gulfwind Chiles Offshore Jack-Up 2,503   Aug-80 Wrecked 2005
158 Key Manhattan Key International Jack-Up 6,334   Dec-80 Now GSF Key Manhattan
160 Glomar High Island V Global Marine Jack-Up 4,659   Feb-81 Now GSF High Island V
161 Glomar Adriatic I Global Marine Jack-Up 4,776   Jun-81 Now GSF Adriatic I
162 Glomar Adriatic II Global Marine Jack-Up 4,776   Sep-81 Now GSF Adriatic II
165 Penrod 86 Penrod Drilling Jack-Up 4,783   Dec-81 Now Ensco 86
168 Penrod 88 Penrod Drilling Jack-Up 4,783   Mar-82 Now Ensco 88
169 Penrod 90 Penrod Drilling Jack-Up 4,783   Jun-82 Now Ensco 90
182 Seabee Chiles Offshore Jack-Up 4,843   Nov-82 Now Noble Tom Jobe
212 Glomar Baltic I Global Marine Jack-Up 10,529   Dec-83 Now GSF Baltic I
213 Penrod 98 Penrod Drilling Jack-Up 5,897   Dec-84 Now Noble Ed Noble
214 Penrod 99 Penrod Drilling Jack-Up 4,816   May-85 Now Ensco 99

Built by AMFELS

163 Maersk Rig 21 Maersk Venezuela Drilling Barge      1991 Now GP-21
164 Maersk Rig 22 Maersk Venezuela Drilling Barge      1992 Now GP-22
165 Maersk Rig 51 Maersk Venezuela Drilling Barge      1994 Now Rig 12
166 Maersk Rig 52 Maersk Venezuela Drilling Barge      1994 Now Rig 52
167 Maersk Rig 61 Maersk Venezuela Drilling Barge 2,864    Dec-94 Now Rig 61
168 Maersk Rig 62 Maersk Venezuela Drilling Barge 2,864    Jan-95 Now Rig 62
City of New York Skimmer Vessel     1993 Active
172 Margaret Sue Martin Gas Marine Tank Barge 6,179   Feb-96 Active
67 B.B.C. Barge No. 2 Brownsville Barge & Crane Deck Barge 220   Aug-97 Active
105 B.B.C. Barge No. 5 Brownsville Barge & Crane Deck Barge     Feb-99 Inactive
115 B.B.C. Falcon Brownsville Barge & Crane Derrick Barge 823   Mar-00 Active
135 B.B.C. Eagle Brownsville Barge & Crane Derrick Barge 757   Jan-01 Active
178 Chiles Columbus  Chiles Offshore Super 116 Jack-Up 7,157    May-99 Later Ensco 74, destroyed 2008
179 Chiles Magellan Chiles Offshore Super 116 Jack-Up 7,157    Oct-99 Now Ensco 75
180 Maersk Pioneer Maersk Venezuela Drilling Barge 3,075    Oct-98 Now Pioneer
181 Maersk Pathfinder Maersk Venezuela Drilling Barge 3,075    Dec-98 Now Pathfinder
182 Q4000  Caldive International Multi-Purpose Ship 15,000 156 Apr-02 Active
183 Prince TLP El Paso Production Tension Leg P'form     3-Aug-01 Active
187 Chiles Galileo Chiles Offshore Super 116 Jack-Up     3-Oct-02 Now Ensco 105

Built by Keppel AmFELS

188 Central Tonala Perforadora Central KFELS-B Jack-Up     19-Feb-04 Now Tonala
189 Ha-Ku-M Petroleos Mexicanos Accomm Platform     13-Oct-06 Active
190 Ha-Ku-S Petroleos Mexicanos Accomm Platform     29-Nov-06 Active
191 Red Hook City of New York Sludge Carrier 3,135 333 7-Nov-08 Active
193 Offshore Courageous Scorpion Offshore Super 116 Jack-Up 7,157 87 31-May-07 Now West Courageous
194 Ocean Scepter Diamond Offshore KFELS-B Jack-Up 10,200   31-Jul-08 Active
195 Offshore Resolute Scorpion Offshore Super 116 Jack-Up 7,157 87 25-Apr-08 Later West Resolute, now Shelf Drilling Resourceful
196 Offshore Defender Scorpion Offshore Super 116 Jack-Up 7,157 87 2-Nov-07 Now West Defender
197 Offshore Vigilant Scorpion Offshore Super 116 Jack-Up 7,157 87 10-Sep-08 Now West Vigilant
198 Offshore Intrepid Scorpion Offshore Super 116 Jack-Up 7,157 87 23-Jan-09 Now West Intrepid
199 Atwood Aurora Atwood Oceanics Super 116E Jack-Up 7,366 150 22-Dec-08 Active
200 Tuxpan Perforadora Central Super 116E Jack-Up 7,307 195 2-Feb-10 Active
201 Rowan EXL I Rowan Companies Super 116E Jack-Up 7,279 195 30-Apr-10 Active
202 Rowan EXL II Rowan Companies Super 116E Jack-Up 7,279 195 29-Aug-10 Active
203 Rowan EXL III Rowan Companies Super 116E Jack-Up 7,279 195 28-Dec-10 Active
204 Rowan EXL IV Rowan Companies Super 116E Jack-Up 7,279 195 1-Sep-11 Active
316 Sea Wolf South Coast Maritime Deck Barge 299 120 5-Mar-11 Active
317 Sea Dragon South Coast Maritime Deck Barge 299 120 31-Dec-11 Active
205 Papaloapan Perforadora Central Super 116E Jack-Up 7,307 195 12-Apr-13 Active
206 Coatzalcoalcos  Perforadora Central Super 116E Jack-Up 7,307 205 25-Nov-14 Active
307 Atlantic Giant II South Coast Maritime Crane Barge 3,553 225 26-May-14 Active
208 Uxpanapa Perforadora Central KFELS-B Jack-Up 7,307 240 14-Jul-16 Active
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