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Unconfirmed Rumor - Shell Deepwater Mars platform broke free in the storm?

 
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Unconfirmed Rumor - Shell Deepwater Mars platform broke free in the storm?
Figured this deserved its own thread.

Edit: Just an unconfirmed rumor at this point.




I assume/hope they have the wells shut down.

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Re: Unconfirmed Rumor - Shell Deepwater Mars platform broke free in the storm?
That thing doesn't look like it was designed to float. Especially not in a raging sea.
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Figured this deserved its own thread.

I assume/hope they have the wells shut down.

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That is what I known as a semi submersible drilling platform. If it was drilling, they can disconnect the drill string and riser pipe and move the ship. The drillstring is inside of the riser. The riser pipe has buoyancy sections so it will remain in an upright position while still being attached to the blowout preventer.
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That thing doesn't look like it was designed to float. Especially not in a raging sea.
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I believe those huge legs provide the buoyancy, while storing some oil.

Then cables go down to huge anchors that work to keep it in position.

Whether it floats OK, unsecured in a Cat 5 hurricane, I have no idea about.

Interesting fact. It was designed for 140 mph winds. :)
[link to www.offshore-technology.com (secure)]

I think it floats on the hulls, plus is connected to the sea floor. And of course the anchor system.

"Tendons / piles
There are 12 tendons, three per corner, each with a 28in-diameter and a wall thickness of 1.2in.

Each tendon is approximately 2,852ft-long and the total weight for the 12 tendons is 6,150t.

The tendons are connected directly to piles in the seafloor. There are 12 piles, each 84in in diameter and 375ft-long, weighing 260t. The piles and tendons were fabricated by Aker Gulf Marine at its yard in Ingleside, Texas, US."

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That is what I known as a semi submersible drilling platform. If it was drilling, they can disconnect the drill string and riser pipe and move the ship. The drillstring is inside of the riser. The riser pipe has buoyancy sections so it will remain in an upright position while still being attached to the blowout preventer.
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So does that mean it can't float away or sink ?
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Figured this deserved its own thread.

I assume/hope they have the wells shut down.

[link to dsps.lib.uiowa.edu (secure)]
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ANOTHUH HOLE FOR THE OBHAMMY REGIME TO PLUG. UH.
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You are even annoying as an ac.
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That thing doesn't look like it was designed to float. Especially not in a raging sea.
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I believe those huge legs provide the buoyancy, while storing some oil.

Then cables go down to huge anchors that work to keep it in position.

Whether it floats OK, unsecured in a Cat 5 hurricane, I have no idea about.
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you are correct, i used to work on a supply boat.
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That thing doesn't look like it was designed to float. Especially not in a raging sea.
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I believe those huge legs provide the buoyancy, while storing some oil.

Then cables go down to huge anchors that work to keep it in position.

Whether it floats OK, unsecured in a Cat 5 hurricane, I have no idea about.
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you are correct, i used to work on a supply boat.
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Thanks.

I see it also has half mile long tendons that attach to the seafloor. I assume those are to help keep it stationary, along with the anchor system. I am not in that business, so just reading.

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Figured this deserved its own thread.

I assume/hope they have the wells shut down.

[link to dsps.lib.uiowa.edu (secure)]
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ANOTHUH HOLE FOR THE OBHAMMY REGIME TO PLUG. UH.
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You are even annoying as an ac.
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Re: Unconfirmed Rumor - Shell Deepwater Mars platform broke free in the storm?
Figured this deserved its own thread.

I assume/hope they have the wells shut down.

[link to dsps.lib.uiowa.edu (secure)]
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Yes,it is completely shut down.
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That thing doesn't look like it was designed to float. Especially not in a raging sea.
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I believe those huge legs provide the buoyancy, while storing some oil.

Then cables go down to huge anchors that work to keep it in position.

Whether it floats OK, unsecured in a Cat 5 hurricane, I have no idea about.

Interesting fact. It was designed for 140 mph winds. :)
[link to www.offshore-technology.com (secure)]

I think it floats on the hulls, plus is connected to the sea floor. And of course the anchor system.

"Tendons / piles
There are 12 tendons, three per corner, each with a 28in-diameter and a wall thickness of 1.2in.

Each tendon is approximately 2,852ft-long and the total weight for the 12 tendons is 6,150t.

The tendons are connected directly to piles in the seafloor. There are 12 piles, each 84in in diameter and 375ft-long, weighing 260t. The piles and tendons were fabricated by Aker Gulf Marine at its yard in Ingleside, Texas, US."
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Yes, all of that is correct.
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Re: Unconfirmed Rumor - Shell Deepwater Mars platform broke free in the storm?
That is what I known as a semi submersible drilling platform. If it was drilling, they can disconnect the drill string and riser pipe and move the ship. The drillstring is inside of the riser. The riser pipe has buoyancy sections so it will remain in an upright position while still being attached to the blowout preventer.
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So does that mean it can't float away or sink ?
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They have thrusters called azimuthing thrusters that keep them on station during drilling operations. So they can move around. Many of these rigs can operate in cat 1 maybe cat 2 hurricanes. They probably wouldn't but they are built like a brick ####house.
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I work for the company, and so far this is an unconfirmed rumor. At least at my level.
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Re: Unconfirmed Rumor - Shell Deepwater Mars platform broke free in the storm?
That is what I known as a semi submersible drilling platform. If it was drilling, they can disconnect the drill string and riser pipe and move the ship. The drillstring is inside of the riser. The riser pipe has buoyancy sections so it will remain in an upright position while still being attached to the blowout preventer.
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So does that mean it can't float away or sink ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80687358


They have thrusters called azimuthing thrusters that keep them on station during drilling operations. So they can move around. Many of these rigs can operate in cat 1 maybe cat 2 hurricanes. They probably wouldn't but they are built like a brick ####house.
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This rig doesn't have thrusters or any other propulsion. It is a tension leg platform, meant to be stationery.
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Thanks for the pine. :)
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Re: Unconfirmed Rumor - Shell Deepwater Mars platform broke free in the storm?
That is what I known as a semi submersible drilling platform. If it was drilling, they can disconnect the drill string and riser pipe and move the ship. The drillstring is inside of the riser. The riser pipe has buoyancy sections so it will remain in an upright position while still being attached to the blowout preventer.
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So does that mean it can't float away or sink ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80687358


They have thrusters called azimuthing thrusters that keep them on station during drilling operations. So they can move around. Many of these rigs can operate in cat 1 maybe cat 2 hurricanes. They probably wouldn't but they are built like a brick ####house.
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This rig doesn't have thrusters or any other propulsion. It is a tension leg platform, meant to be stationery.
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Just read that. Yep, it's a TLP. I worked on several DP rigs. The semi-subs look similar.
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I work for the company and have asked around. No confirmation yet, but its highly unlikely that this happened. It was a rumor floating around among oil and gas community down here. If I hear differently, I'll update.
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Uncle Intel is that Chevron lost a rig also. No further details. Sorry.
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That is what I known as a semi submersible drilling platform. If it was drilling, they can disconnect the drill string and riser pipe and move the ship. The drillstring is inside of the riser. The riser pipe has buoyancy sections so it will remain in an upright position while still being attached to the blowout preventer.
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Re: Unconfirmed Rumor - Shell Deepwater Mars platform broke free in the storm?
Figured this deserved its own thread.

I assume/hope they have the wells shut down.

[link to dsps.lib.uiowa.edu (secure)]
 Quoting: Justme C'est Moi


Monster semi submersible

Meant to float around

Hope it does not come inland
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Figured this deserved its own thread.

I assume/hope they have the wells shut down.

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Multiple rigs were shut down and deserted... If they any are loose and gone rogue... not sure.

My son is a Petrol Engineer and he and I just talked. He said he too has heard "rumors" of a "Loose rig". But no confirmation.
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Re: Unconfirmed Rumor - Shell Deepwater Mars platform broke free in the storm?
The vessel pictured by OP is a TLP. It just basically sits in place held by structures attached the the planet at the sea floor.

Here is one of the rigs I worked on.

[link to static.vesselfinder.net (secure)]
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Mars is free
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That thing doesn't look like it was designed to float. Especially not in a raging sea.
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I believe those huge legs provide the buoyancy, while storing some oil.

Then cables go down to huge anchors that work to keep it in position.

Whether it floats OK, unsecured in a Cat 5 hurricane, I have no idea about.

Interesting fact. It was designed for 140 mph winds. :)
[link to www.offshore-technology.com (secure)]

I think it floats on the hulls, plus is connected to the sea floor. And of course the anchor system.

"Tendons / piles
There are 12 tendons, three per corner, each with a 28in-diameter and a wall thickness of 1.2in.

Each tendon is approximately 2,852ft-long and the total weight for the 12 tendons is 6,150t.

The tendons are connected directly to piles in the seafloor. There are 12 piles, each 84in in diameter and 375ft-long, weighing 260t. The piles and tendons were fabricated by Aker Gulf Marine at its yard in Ingleside, Texas, US."
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Thanks for the link!
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Another deep horizon incident maybe?
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Re: Unconfirmed Rumor - Shell Deepwater Mars platform broke free in the storm?
The vessel pictured by OP is a TLP. It just basically sits in place held by structures attached the the planet at the sea floor.

Here is one of the rigs I worked on.

[link to static.vesselfinder.net (secure)]
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Good Grief those rigs are impressive!
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