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Laborde, Alden

Mr. Charlie Oil Drilling Rig
Society: ASMEEra: 1950-1959DateCreated: 1953The Rig MuseumMorgan CityState: LAZip: 70380Country: USAWebsite:, Laborde, Alden, Murphy, Charles

Designed by Alden “Doc” Laborde, Mr. Charlie is the first offshore drilling rig that was fully transportable, submersible and self-sufficient, allowing it to drill more than 200 oil and gas wells along the Gulf Coast between 1954 and 1986.

Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: Mr. Charlie Oil Drilling RigEra_date_from: 1953
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