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George H.W. Bush

George Bush brought his unique vision and entrepreneurial spirit to offshore drilling, founding Zapata Offshore Co. in 1955. He astutely ordered an unproven Le Tourneau 3-legged jackup rig, the Scorpion, which was only the sixth jackup rig in the world. In 1957 he introduced the Vinnegaroon, the 7th jackup in a worldwide fleet of eight. Bush ordered 3 NOLA drillship conversions in 1959 when there were only two other full-capability floating rigs. In 1962, the Zapata drillship Sidewinder entered service. Only one other floater had entered service since 1959. One of the early offshore risk takers, Bush played a key role in enabling these developments by creating the organization that made them work.


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