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SMALL-ANCHOR TESTS TO PREDICT FULL-SCALE HOLDING POWER

This paper presents a practical, low-cost method for predicting the holding power of conventional drilling vessel anchors from results of tests conducted with smaller anchors prior to moving the rig on location. The procedure, equipment, method for estrapolating small anchor data to drilling vessel-size anchors, and results of recent tests are discussed. Although the method was developed from tests conducted in mud, clay and sand using lightweight-type anchors, it would be applicable for use with any type of anchor.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  75206
  • Authors:
    • Cole Jr, M W
    • Beck, R W
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 127-133
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 2

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1971 12:00AM