NEW JACK UP WILL DRILL, LAY PIPELINE, AND SET STRUCTURES OFFSHORE

A new jack up offshore vessel, whose primary function will be drilling in water depths to 200 feet, will also have the capability of retracting its legs and moving into very shallow waters with a light ship draft of only six feet, will be able to lay its own pipe, up to 24 inches in diameter, and it will have a 250-ton crane on board for setting well jackets and offshore-platform modules. Reasons for this design and its various capabilities are explained, with the major reason being the area where the rig will eventually operate, the West Coast of Africa. Modifications to the rig in order that its capabilities could be realized are also given. The drilling and pipe laying machinery are also briefly described.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  USA  75221
  • Authors:
    • Kennedy, J L
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 72
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM