The new drillships have dual derricks and large subsea work and storage areas, and have multi-machine control on the drill floor
Your work in this highly-skilled role would include controlling operations on the drill floor
, overseeing assembly of the drilling tools and connecting sections of drill pipe, operating and controlling the machinery that raises and lowers the drill, keeping records of the drilling process and making sure that the whole team follows health and safety rules.
While these automation systems can enhance safety by minimizing staff requirements on the drill floor
, they result in additional components and interfaces that are potential sources of failure.
That's the ide rather start at the band work my way the drill floor
I'd rather start at the bottom and work my way up on the drill floor
Paul, from Dyce, Aberdeen, recalls finishing a job in the Third World where he had been on the drill floor
for 72 hours and making his way to a new job in Russia.
Completed drilling provided substantial step-outs to the previous drilling array, tighter drill spacing in select areas where greater confidence in deposit modeling parameters was desired, and extensions of several broadly spaced prior drill holes confirmed the continuation of the Altar mineralization below the previous drill floor
to vertical depths of approximately 1000 meters -- the mechanical limit of the contracted drill rigs.
The newly issued Guide for the Classification of Drilling Systems includes these enhanced standards and takes a more holistic approach to the entire drilling system from the drill floor
to the wellhead including the blow out preventer.
The main drill floor
, which has about 13,000 feet of space available, can be used for a variety of community events, Meyers said.
The drilling engineer plans and directs the central function on the drill floor
where the center of activity is to drill deep into the earth to explore and to tap into the oil reservoir for oil and gas safely.
From the time a piece of pipe is placed into the rig in the pipe barn, moved to the drill floor
and lowered into the well, the process is entirely hands-free.
2) At right, the all-female Lady Pirates Color Guard prepares to take the drill floor