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Islands of steel rise over North Sea gas. Pt. 1

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Abstract

Nowhere is the offshore oil and gas prospecting boom more enthusiastic, urgent, and crowded than in the North Sea. The type of rig required for this type of offshore drilling mainly depends upon how far offshore drilling is to take place. The fixed jack-up type is most suitable where depth of water is not excessive and for actual drilling operations were the drill is most easily held steady over the hole. This type of rig presents a stability problem under tow from location to location with a shallow depth of hull. Depth of water limits the operational mobility of the submerged-type rig and it is the most prone to scouring effects. Fully floating and ship-mounted rigs solve the depth of water problem and many others associated with ocean transportation. However, this is at the expense of more difficult drilling operations and complexity of equipment. Semi-submersibles are a popular compromise between fixed sit-on-bottom rigs and fully floating types. From a naval architectural point of view they have much to recommend them as all- round units. Typical North Sea drill rigs are described and a table is given for complete details.
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Publication Date:
Oct 27, 1965
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-82-027287
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Gas J.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 324:5326
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; NORTH SEA; NATURAL GAS FIELDS; OFFSHORE DRILLING; OFFSHORE OPERATIONS; OIL FIELDS; EQUIPMENT; RESERVOIR ENGINEERING; ATLANTIC OCEAN; DRILLING; ENGINEERING; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; RESOURCES; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production; 030300 - Natural Gas- Drilling, Production, & Processing
OSTI ID:
5959361
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: GASJA
Submitting Site:
TUL
Size:
Pages: 89-93, 98
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Hind, J A. Islands of steel rise over North Sea gas. Pt. 1. United Kingdom: N. p., 1965. Web.
Hind, J A. Islands of steel rise over North Sea gas. Pt. 1. United Kingdom.
Hind, J A. 1965. "Islands of steel rise over North Sea gas. Pt. 1." United Kingdom.
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title = {Islands of steel rise over North Sea gas. Pt. 1}
author = {Hind, J A}
abstractNote = {Nowhere is the offshore oil and gas prospecting boom more enthusiastic, urgent, and crowded than in the North Sea. The type of rig required for this type of offshore drilling mainly depends upon how far offshore drilling is to take place. The fixed jack-up type is most suitable where depth of water is not excessive and for actual drilling operations were the drill is most easily held steady over the hole. This type of rig presents a stability problem under tow from location to location with a shallow depth of hull. Depth of water limits the operational mobility of the submerged-type rig and it is the most prone to scouring effects. Fully floating and ship-mounted rigs solve the depth of water problem and many others associated with ocean transportation. However, this is at the expense of more difficult drilling operations and complexity of equipment. Semi-submersibles are a popular compromise between fixed sit-on-bottom rigs and fully floating types. From a naval architectural point of view they have much to recommend them as all- round units. Typical North Sea drill rigs are described and a table is given for complete details.}
journal = {Gas J.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {324:5326}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1965}
month = {Oct}
}