drilling platform


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drilling platform

[′dril·iŋ ‚plat‚fȯrm]
(engineering)
The structural base upon which the drill rig and associated equipment is mounted during the drilling operation.
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Seven students from Hadramout University have excitedly moved back and forth between their university, the blacksmith, and a welding workshop for over a year, putting together machine parts, eager to realize their plan of building a model drilling platform.
The researchers drew up a computer model of the drill riser - a large-diameter pipe attached at one end to a large rectangle, representing the surface drilling platform. The team then ran a simulation that partially reconstructed the Deepwater Horizon accident.
HURGHADA/CAIRO: Home for pristine diving spots and almost 200 oil drilling platforms, the Red Sea is a battlefield for two of Egypt's pivotal sources of income, tourism and petroleum.
"The oil drilling platform is at a very advanced stage in the (western) Orinoco Belt," Ramirez told the Panorama newspaper, from the northwestern city of Maracaibo.
He said a number of people had witnessed the helicopter ditching into the sea from a drilling platform. He said the witnesses were being brought back to the mainland to be interviewed as investigators attempted to establish the cause of the crash.
Tees Alliance Group has been chosen to undertake a pounds 300m project at the yard to build a floating drilling platform for the oil and gas sector.
Shell Intends to build an off-shore drilling platform and a seabed pipeline near Sakhalin Island, but In July, the IWC endorsed a report that described the scheme as a threat to the whale's survival.
The principal installations include a drilling platform for twelve wells, a 25 kilometre multi-phase pipeline, and a 15 km underwater cable.
The massive BP Amoco project has turned an undersea shoal into a five-acre drilling platform. Greenpeace International decided to place its own watchdogs near the site.
The rig contracted for drilling the next set of wells on the company's Land Based Drilling Platform at Hazira has been mobilized and has commenced drilling.
An oil ministry official quotes Deputy Oil Minister Mehdi Hosseini as saying in an interview with 'IRNA': "Iran's drilling platform operated for 3 months in the area, but when differences surfaced, operations were halted and it will be removed from the region".
On July 16, Petronas workers near the Pelantar Dulang Petronas oil drilling platform, off Kerteh, Terengganu reported sightings of a pair of whales that Mohd Tarmimi later confirmed to be orcas.