By: Nan C Avery
The main difference between onshore and offshore drilling is that onshore drilling has a solid platform. The offshore drilling rig digs thousands of feet below sea level. The offshore rig has to invent platforms. These become artificial platforms that have to be constructed to serve...
How do oil rigs work?
By: L.B. Woodgate
An oil rig is a structured work platform located over deeply concealed fossil fuel reserves below the surface of the earth. The equipment used is designed for boring through centuries of layered sediments, much of what is impermeable rock, or cap rock, such as granite...
An overview on the types of offshore oil rigs
By: L.B. Woodgate
Below the sea floors lie vast reserves of oil. One 1996 estimate put the amount at 1.3 trillion gallons. If this figure is accurate it is roughly half of the total oil reserves on the globe. The Mineral Management Service of the U.S...
What are the fail safes on an oil rig?
By: L.B. Woodgate
The reality is that there is very little new under the sun when it comes to fail safe devices for oil rigs should an emergency or catastrophic failure of surface or sub-sea equipment occur. What does exist has not been all that foolproof under varying...
By: Lenna Gonya
There are several advantages to slant drilling that are causing a lot of interest around the country with environmentalists. First of all, with slant drilling, you can actually drill several wells by using one platform. This takes up less space, less land, and is more...
By: Lenna Gonya
Because of its position over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and between two fault plates, Iceland is a land of volcanoes. In fact, it has 130 volcanic mountains, and 18 of these have erupted since settlement began on the island in 874 AD. Over 1/3 of the...
By: Nan C Avery
The semisubmersible platform drilling rig discovered oil. Once this occurs, the rig is replaced by a production platform considered a permanent platform. The assembly, completed on land, is brought to the oil site by a barge that has heavy lift cranes. The platform is ready...
By: L.B. Woodgate
Many Question the Effective Safety of the Devices. If you haven’t heard the term “blowout” over the last few days then you haven’t been reading the daily news or watching the events unfold in the Gulf of Mexico. The British Petroleum (BP)...
By: Bibi .W Kaudur
Following the tragic and catastrophic accident in the Gulf of Mexico, all attentions are focused on offshore design of installations of oil platforms. For the safe production of oil, control of well pressures during drilling is a fundamental requirement. One of the pieces of equipment...
By: Marisol Dayton
Slant drilling is most commonly called directional drilling, though it is also called horizontal and deviated drilling. It is the process of drilling non-vertical wells or indirect paths to an oil reserve that cannot be reached by drilling directly under the drilling site. Although the...

 

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