FLOATING RIGS TAKE SPECIAL MONITORING AND CONTROL DEVICES

Floating drilling rigs, both ship-shape and semisubmersible types, are generally well equipped with drilling, mud, and pressure-control instruments as well as monitoring devices. There are, however, conditions existing during the drilling operations caused by wind, waves, and tides that are unique to those operations and which create the need for special measuring and control instrumentation. Discussed items unique to floaters include heavy-compensator stroke indicators, wire-line work measuring devices for measuring effects of vessel motion, riser angle indicators, and instruments for measuring crane loads.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  USA  75221
  • Authors:
    • Alder, R L
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 44
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM