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Drilling Rigs - Semi-Submersible

A Semi-submersible platform or rig, is a mobile structure used for drilling for oil and natural gas in offshore environments. Their superstructures are supported by columns sitting on hulls or pontoons which are ballasted below the water surface. They provide excellent stability in rough, deep seas. Semi-submersible rigs can be moved from place to place; and can be ballasted up or down by altering the amount of flooding in buoyancy tanks; they are generally anchored by cable anchors during drilling operations, though they can also be kept in place by dynamic positioning. Semi-submersibles can be used in depths from 600 up to 35,000 feet (180 to more than 10,600 m).
Wil Phoenix on tow up the Cromarty Firth The Wil Phoenix (formerly the Glomar Arctic II) heads for Invergordon following a major refit in Gda...
Wil Phoenix passing Nigg On her way in to Invergordon 14th June 2011
Wil Phoenix near Invergordon The Wil Phoenix approaches Invergordon with the Indian registered AHTS vessels Suchandra and Subhadr...
Deepsea Atlantic The submersible oil rig, Deepsea Atlantic in Hjeltefjorden, Norway, 13. November 2010
Deepsea Bergen The submersible oil rig, Deepsea Bergen at CCB (Coast Center Base), 23. October 2010
The accomodation platform, Safe Scandinavia and the oil rig, Deepsea Atlantic at Han√łytangen, 11. N...
Stena Don and Deepsea Atlantic The two platforms, Stena Don and Deepsea Atlantic, at CCB (Coast Center Base), 23. October 2010
Stena Don - Drilling Platform The drilling platform, Stena Don at CCB (Coast Center Base), 23. October 2010
Stena Don - Drilling Platform The drilling platform, Stena Don at CCB (Coast Center Base), 23. October 2010
Offshore vessels & Platform - CCB Aagotnes The anchordhandling vessel, M/V MAERSK LANCER and the platform, Bredford Dolphin at CCB Aagotnes, De...
Transocean Paul B Loyd jr, Moray Firth Taken in Jamuary 2011 shortly after leaving the KV yard in Rotterdam after a refit.
The Ocean Nomad The Ocean Nomad in the River Tay

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