1950–1960: Offshore Pioneering

2010-2020
2000-2010
1990-2000
1980-1990
1970-1980
1960-1970
1950-1960
1920-1950
1950
Installed the first all-concrete platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Established a pipeline business and constructed the first Gulf of Mexico pipeline.

1951
Installed the first large-diameter, concrete-coated pipeline offshore Gulf of Mexico.

1953
Built Derrick Barge 7, the first 250-ton full revolving derrick barge for offshore use.

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.

1954
Constructed the first offshore platform for 100 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico.

J. Ray McDermott & Co. Inc. went public.

1955
A McDermott marine crane lift of 800 tons by block-and-fall on the Mississippi River was known as the “largest single mechanical lift ever created.”

1956
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.

1957
Established a subsidiary in Venezuela to fabricate the world’s first aluminum platforms for the highly corrosive waters of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela.

1958
The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

1959
Acquired DuPont Fabricators, Inc., which was eventually absorbed by McDermott Fabricators.

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.

This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work! Please upgrade today!