TEXACO-UNOCAL SLATE GULF OF MEXICO PLATFORM
Texaco U.S.A. was scheduled last week to launch the jacket for its "Tick" oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Texaco and Unocal Exploration Corp. are 50-50 partners in the Tick project. Texaco will operate the platform in 720 ft of water, the deepest water for any Texaco-operated platform in the world. The Tick platform will be in Garden Banks Block 189, a federal lease about 130 miles south of Lake Charles, La.