A MONOPOD DRILLING SYSTEM FOR THE CANADIAN BEAUFORT SEA

An exploratory drilling system has been developed for year-round operations in the shallow water, nearshore ice zone of the Canadian Beaufort Sea. The platform is bottom-resting, easily moved from one drilling location to another and employs a single structural leg. A review of the platform's features includes the configuration, structure and basic operations. Ice load criteria with the implications of operating in the near-shore ice zone are outlined. Foundation design for this mobile, gravity-founded, relatively light steel structure is discussed. Also discussed are model test results of seakeeping, towing and lowering and raising procedures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Ice Tech Symposium, Montreal, Canada, April 9-11, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Jazrawi, W
    • Davies, J F
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM