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Title: Minimum area rig concept update: H and P 101 modifications and first infield move

Abstract

The minimum area rig concept (MARC) is a cost-effective alternative to the typical self-contained platform rig (SCPR). Helmerich and Payne (HandP) built the first MARC rig, HandP 101, to drill and to work over wells up to 16,000 ft (4877 m) measured depth. This rig began operation in May 1983 in the Gulf of Mexico at Arco Oil and Gas Co.'s South Pass Block 61 field and has undergone one infield move. Since the rig's initial mobilization, several rig modifications have been added to increase storage area, to promote safety, to provide a more efficient drilling/workover rig, and to reduce overall move time. This paper describes the modifications and recaps the rig's first move. This provides further insight into the MARC rig and show the benefits of the MARC design in relation to a move.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Arco Oil and Gas Co.
OSTI Identifier:
6604939
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6604939
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Pet. Technol.; (United States); Journal Volume: 39:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; 42 ENGINEERING; DRILLING RIGS; DESIGN; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; EFFICIENCY; GULF OF MEXICO; MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY; MODIFICATIONS; MOTION; NATURAL GAS WELLS; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; OIL WELLS; OPERATION; POSITIONING; STORAGE; ATLANTIC OCEAN; CARIBBEAN SEA; SAFETY; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; WELLS 020300* -- Petroleum-- Drilling & Production; 030300 -- Natural Gas-- Drilling, Production, & Processing; 420206 -- Engineering-- Mining & Drilling Equipment & Facilities-- (1980-1989); 423000 -- Engineering-- Marine Engineering-- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Sigurdson, S.R.. Minimum area rig concept update: H and P 101 modifications and first infield move. United States: N. p., 1987. Web. doi:10.2118/14717-PA.
Sigurdson, S.R.. Minimum area rig concept update: H and P 101 modifications and first infield move. United States. doi:10.2118/14717-PA.
Sigurdson, S.R.. Sun . "Minimum area rig concept update: H and P 101 modifications and first infield move". United States. doi:10.2118/14717-PA.
@article{osti_6604939,
title = {Minimum area rig concept update: H and P 101 modifications and first infield move},
author = {Sigurdson, S.R.},
abstractNote = {The minimum area rig concept (MARC) is a cost-effective alternative to the typical self-contained platform rig (SCPR). Helmerich and Payne (HandP) built the first MARC rig, HandP 101, to drill and to work over wells up to 16,000 ft (4877 m) measured depth. This rig began operation in May 1983 in the Gulf of Mexico at Arco Oil and Gas Co.'s South Pass Block 61 field and has undergone one infield move. Since the rig's initial mobilization, several rig modifications have been added to increase storage area, to promote safety, to provide a more efficient drilling/workover rig, and to reduce overall move time. This paper describes the modifications and recaps the rig's first move. This provides further insight into the MARC rig and show the benefits of the MARC design in relation to a move.},
doi = {10.2118/14717-PA},
journal = {J. Pet. Technol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 39:3,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1987},
month = {Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1987}
}