Offshore Engineering


This animation was prepared to show the very basic principles of the offshore drilling. Subject term is normally used to describe a mechanical process where a wellbore is drilled through the seabed in order to explore for and then produce hydrocarbons lying in rock formations deep beneath the seafloor.

It may also be used for drilling activities on the continental shelf and in lakes, inland seas and inshore waters. An excellent small video for the newcomers to the industry which will be good when demonstrated in the classes serving as a perfect supplement to the theoretical lessons.

Even if you are a professional, we would still recommend to download this one and save on your electronic devices so that you can always show this to the other people; since it is very simple and easy to catch, the content may interest people to get into the drilling industry.

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This file is intended to describe in detail the whole process of the installation of mooring system and SSDU, i.e. semi-submersible drilling unit. Its content is expected to be practical to the offshore workers engaged in subject operations. Here is an excerpt from the information contained at the slides...

Mooring system installation procedure - Anchor and pendant buoys stored on board MPSV1 and MPSV2. Mooring line arrangement. The MPSV1 is pulling the wire to put on the stopper. MPSV1 release the chain and connecting to the wire. The MPSV2 is pulling the chain to put on the stopper connecting the wire to the anchor. release the chain and connecting to the anchor.

The anchor is pulled to the stern. The anchor is lowered to the seabed. The MPSV's is pulling the anchor to just above the sea-bed target position. Landing of the anchor at the e-bed target position. MPSV2 is releasing the tension in pendant wire and connecting the pendant buoy. ..

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Hello and welcome on board the Maersk high efficiency self-elevating offshore drilling unit (so-called jack-up rig). Four identical units have been delivered and handed over to Maersk Drilling within the period from 2008 to 2009 from the world famous and respected Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore.

In a design of the rigs, particular attention was paid by to the significantly increased efficiency and logistics, and to create a safe working environment. The rigs can operate year around at depths of the water up to 350 feet.

This video will demonstrate the construction of this highly efficient and technically sophisticated drilling rig, show the main arrangements on board; the content is also covering the jacking system allowing to raise or lower the working hull of the rig, and to the drilling package. An excellent video for the people with real interest in the offshore exploration activities.

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Here is one more short video animation devoted to the offshore self-elevating drilling units used for the exploration of hydrocarbons offshore. This video is best when supplemented with another animation we have on same topic. However, this one is mainly focusing on the actual operation of the rig not touching its construction and features.

They both will demonstrate the whole process of jack-up rig animation, including jacking the rig barge up and down, which is actually the main thing distinguishing these rigs from the offshore rigs of all other types, such as bottom-supported or semi-submersible mobile offshore units.

Very good ones to show to the people who have never been engaged in any offshore activities and make them interested.

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Another popular animation - this one is demonstrating the work of the offshore platform which is capable of jacking up - the so-called self-elevating, or jack-up, mobile offshore unit. You will see all the secrets of the operation revealed and we are sure that the content of the animation will also be much appreciated by the people outside the offshore industry but having some interest in it.

The video shows how the rig can be moved from one location to another, jacked up and down, and how the drilling process itself is realized. Save it on your mobile device to share with others and make them taken away with the offshore technology. Note that we also have this animation about offshore jack-ups.

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This is just a short video, not even the video but introductory animation with the content devoted to the floating production storage and offshore loading vessel. and demonstrating the loading process.

Would be recommended to be used as a supplementary training material for the trainees, particularly newcomers to the offshore industry as it is covering the main aspects to be focused on.

There are just three minutes of animation but its authors have managed to address the top important aspects. Of course, for more detailed information trainees will have to go to the specific literature on this matter covering the process in detail. However, this one is not bad for the start at all.

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This video addresses the drilling safety equipment that was installed on the Deepwater Horizon rig, a hero of the world famous disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The BOP, standing for the blowout preventer, was designed to hold the oil well pressures up to 15000 psi.

The Horizon BOP stack was manufactured by Cameron in 2001 and equipped with two annular BOPs (upper and lower), and five ram BOPs consisting of a blind shear ram, a casing shear ram, plus two variable bore rams and a test ram located at the bottom - such arrangement was originally requested by the Client, BP to expedite the pressure testing of the blowout preventer.

The video is quite detailed and it is absolutely right that the clear understanding of the technical details of the preventers considered to be among the most important equipment on board, is a key to the reasons of the tragic failure.

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As we all know, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig was originally stationed in the Mexican Gulf, namely on the Macondo well. Nearly all rig crew members were finishing their work on a deep water exploratory well, when a series of events combinated in a blowout of the well. The explosions followed by fire on the rig, the tragic loss of eleven lives, and number of very serious injuries, and, after all, one of the largest oil spills ever seen...

This video is dedicated to that world famous disaster and to the investigation which was undertaken with the ultimate goal to find out the reasons of the catastrophe, analyze them and make all effort to prevent such tragic disasters in the future. Have a look and get the clear picture of why the safety precautions shall always be taken and what potential consequences this may have.

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