Installed the first all-concrete platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Established a pipeline business and constructed the first Gulf of Mexico pipeline.
Formed a joint venture company with DeLong Engineering Company, which built the first mobile air-jack rig using an elevating device patented by DeLong.
DeLong-McDermott merged with Southern Natural Gas Company and formed The Offshore Company, a drilling contractor.
J. Ray McDermott & Co. Inc. went public.
Established the world’s largest offshore fabrication yard near Morgan City, Louisiana.
Installed a jacket offshore by launching it from a barge for the first time in the Gulf of Mexico.
McDermott Fabricators created a Marine department for the repair of the company’s heavy construction equipment.
Constructed and installed the first platform to operate in more than 200 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico for Gulf Oil.
Engineered, constructed and installed the first automated production platform for Venezuela’s Sun Oil Company.
Installed the first molten sulfur pipeline for Freeport Sulfur in the Gulf of Mexico.