ARCTIC OFFSHORE RIG FEATURES AIR CUSHION AND ICE-MELT SYSTEM

An offshore drilling system, capable of operating in the hostile environment of the Arctic, has been designed and is now ready for construction. This Arctic Drilling System (ADS), combines a huge air cushion barge with modern offshore drilling equipment an an ice-melt positioning system, in order that the rig may travel over ice or water to the drilling site, and then have the capability to work the well regardless of the movement of the ice surrounding the rig. A complete description of this drilling rig is given, with the operation of the various components of the system explained in detail.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  USA  75221
  • Authors:
    • Anders, E
    • Nichols, L
  • Publication Date: 1973-2-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 61-65
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 6 1973 12:00AM