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Post by Jo's Zebs » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:33 pm

Just a useless question but I want to know.
Is an oil rigg attached to the sea floor like on 4 legs and how, or is it floating on chains attached to the sea floor.
How do they attach it to the sea floor it is so far down
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Post by bonsai » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:37 pm

That's what I'd like to know, maybe it's buried under the foliage that grows under the sea :?
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Post by TwoTankAmin » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:08 pm

They are anchored with cables. I believe its usually 4 and each has is own motor which can be used to shift the rig.
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Post by John » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:17 pm

TwoTankAmin wrote:They are anchored with cables. I believe its usually 4 and each has is own motor which can be used to shift the rig.
That's in the first drilling fase when there is only a drilling rig above the well.
When the well is suitable for production a production platform is build and other methods are used, you can read some about those methods here:
http://www.kuleuven.be/bwk/materials/Te ... /l0100.htm

I happen to work in the offshore industry :)
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Post by bonsai » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:25 pm

So that's how their put there! And John, never knew you went diving? :lol:
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Post by Jo's Zebs » Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:01 pm

Thank you that little mystery is now solved.
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