History

History

LeTourneau was founded by R.G. LeTourneau and incorporated as R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. in 1929 in California. The products were manufactured in Vicksburg, Mississippi and Longview, Texas. In 1955, we delivered the “Scorpion”, our No. 1 hull which started the boom to drilling in deeper waters and is recognized as the father of the modern day jackup drilling platforms. In other product lines, we are the innovator of the road scraper, the electric wheel drive bucket loader, the first log-stacker machine and the intermodal container crane.

The LeTOURNEAU™ suite of jackup rig designs are established designs that are popular with different markets and have a proven track record of operating in a variety of environments.


Our Track Record

  • Designed more than 230 jackup drilling rigs since 1955 (82 rigs built in licensed shipyards). 58 of which were designed since 2000. Please download our Rig Location Guide for detailed information on our rigs.
  • Innovation Industry Leader
    • 1st Independent Leg Jackup
    • 1st Rack & Pinion Jacking
    • 1st Electro-Mechanical Jacking
    • 1st Reverse-K leg Bracing, Stiffer - Lighter, lower drag now used by industry
    • Introduced modular leg construction
    • 1st Skid-off Cantilevered Drill Package
    • 1st 3 Million Pound Cantilever Load Capacity
    • 1st 100 ft. Reach Cantilever
    • "116 Series", industry's most successful jackup design with over 100 units
    • Only load sharing rack locking system, StormLOK®
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