The invention relates to an oil or liquid storage facility positioned at an offshore location in a relatively deep body of water and adapted for remote operation. The facility includes a main oil storage tank which is communicated with, and supplied by a plurality of satellite wells or smaller feeder tanks. A transfer tank is adapted for removable connection with the main tank to be periodically filled with oil stored in the latter. At predetermined intervals, the filled transfer tank is disconnected from the main tank, elevated to the surface of the water for removal, and replaced by an empty tank. The latter is then lowered to the main tank beneath the ocean surface where it is automatically connected to the main tank for continuing the filling operation.

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    United States Patent Office

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  • Authors:
    • Burns, R B
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Patent Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 3,568,737 Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM