SELF-PROPELLED ALL WEATHER SEMISUBMERSIBLE DRILL RIG

Describes the design and operating experience of the propulsion system of the first self-propelled classed semi-submersible drilling rig SEDCO-702. The design parameters are presented for a propulsion operation. The important fabrication details are outlined and the sea trials described. Model studies, mooring analyses and dynamic stationing simulation studies are discussed. The performance and operating experience of the sea trials are reported. The certification, manning and licensing of this first U.S. Flag self-propelled semi-submersible are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 6th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 6-8, 1974. Requests for this paper should be directed to David L. Riley, Offshore Technology Conference.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • Williams, D W
    • Hammett, D S
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 925-932
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #2033 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM