NEW CHAIN/WIRE MOORING SYSTEMS MEET CHALLENGE OF ULTRADEEP WATER

The use of combination chain/wire mooring systems, along with advanced anchor line handling equipment, has greatly extended the water depth capabilities of floating rigs. The author shows how modern mooring concepts can increase deepwater capabilities even more to meet a growing need of the offshore oil and mining industries. The combination system of chain adjacent to the anchor and wire rope fixed to the winch drum of the rig can allow drilling in water depths below 1000 m, and in areas with rough weather conditions. Several such systems are described.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  USA  75221
  • Authors:
    • Krogstad, I
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM