A study was conducted to determine the feasibility of utilizing the GLOMAR EXPLORER for deep water scientific drilling and coring. The large physical size, the massive load handling capability and the large center well of the GLOMAR EXPLORER allow a great deal of flexibility for the incorporation of riser and BOP handling and storage, drilling equipment, laboratory and shop spaces, bulk storage and crew accommodations. Of particular interest is the proposed incorporation of a riser which does not need flotation since the bare riser weight can be supported, raised and lowered from the ship's existing gimbal and heave compensated rig floor. This capability simplifies and improves the safety of overall riser handling and support.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Oceans (New York): Annual Combined Conference of IEEE Council on Oceanic Engineering and the Marine Technology Society, San Diego, 17-19 September 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
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  • Authors:
    • Wetmore, S B
    • McNary, J F
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 477-487

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 79CH1478-7OEC Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM