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.
- Presented at the Ice Tech Symposium, Montreal, Canada, April 9-11, 1975.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Jazrawi, W
- Davies, J F
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Ice; Loads; Offshore drilling platforms; Offshore oil industry; Offshore structures; Oil exploration
- Old TRIS Terms: Ice loads
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00095325
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM