Article reports on extensive study, prepared by Compagnie Francaise de Petroles and Marine Exploration Ltd., which reveals the general environmental conditions and results in a choice of the type of drilling equipment to be used in Arctic offshore. Among factors studied were properties of sea ice, transportation, length of drilling seasons, daylight hours, superstructure icing, as well as hazard of icebergs. Study concludes that a self-propelled platform with dynamic positioning and automatic pipe handling was a necessity where icebergs are likely to be found.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Petroleum Engineer Publishing Company

    Box 1589
    Dallas, TX  United States  75221
  • Authors:
    • Duval, J
    • Ainslie, A R
    • TAYLOR, D J
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Petroleum Engineer
    • Volume: 42
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Petroleum Engineer Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM