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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 vessel has two cranes and a moon pool to support deepwater subsea construction work and has a fast transit speed.
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.
7-meter-long Swordfish, crews will travel at up to 16 knots and take advantage of the ship's cutting-edge technology, including a moon pool launch and recovery area, and a 150-ton, heave compensated crane designed to help keep loads stable even in heavy seas.
Of the many activities that took place, the most complex with regard to the vessel itself was the refurbishment of the moon pool doors.
To complete the project Thales mobilised a heave compensated SMR 200 drilling spread, together with a high-capacity derrick mounted over the vessel's moon pool, ensuring maximum stability in marginal sea states.
Additional features including a high capacity deck crane, significantly enlarged cellar deck area and a 25' by 90' moon pool will provide enhanced subsea completion and development capabilities.
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.
The 236 foot vessels will be equipped with an advanced dynamic positioning system, expanded accommodations and a moon pool for the launching of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).