moon pool


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moon pool

[′mün ‚pül]
(petroleum engineering)
In offshore drilling, an opening in the ship hull that provides access for the well drilling and completion machinery.
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However, in the context of a growing interest in the larger context and history of modern science fiction, this is a timely and rewarding reprint of Merritt's best known novel, The Moon Pool (1919).
Climb the steps making for the Business School and find Bettina Furnee's Moon Pool secretly hidden away to the left.
It is lowered by the ship's specially designed 75-ft high drill tower and two 80K lb draw works through the moon pool, and soft-landed on the sea bed by means of a heave-compensation system.
The dive bell handling system is designed for over-the-side and moon pool deployment of the bell.
The new ship provides a modern platform for marine science research in both sea ice and open water and a moon pool for launching and retrieving remotely operated underwater vehicles.
Of the many activities that took place, the most complex with regard to the vessel itself was the refurbishment of the moon pool doors.
With a twin tower drilling derrick over a centrally located moon pool, the Fugro Scout supports automated pipe and tool handling equipment to promote safe drill floor operations.