By William L. Leffler

Textual content overviews the company, engineering, and know-how of deepwater petroleum exploration and construction. presents assurance of all elements of deepwater operations: together with ancient heritage; drilling and finishing wells; improvement platforms; mounted constructions; floating creation platforms; subsea platforms; topsides; and pipelines, flowlines, and risers

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On the record in Figure 3–6, the intensity (or amplitude) of each line (geophysicists use the term seismic trace) measures the strength Fig. 3–6 A 2D Seismic Display of a Hanging Wall Anticline with Direct Hydrocarbon Indicator, West Niger Delta (Courtesy Veritas DGC) 42 Ch 03 (35-52) 4/8/03 3:17 PM Page 43 Exploring the Deepwater of the reflected signal. The interval between the strong amplitude lines measures the time from one received signal to the next. Multiple shots fire as the seismic vessel motors over a target area.

1–15 Fixed Platforms by Installation Year and Installing Company: Two Decades at the Limit 22 Ch 01 (1-26) 4/8/03 3:15 PM Page 23 A Century Getting Ready Permanence As the geologists and geophysicists demystified the subsurface and mobile rigs drilled exploratory wells further from the shoreline, the demand grew for permanent, durable production facilities in ever-deeper water. Building on-site at sea became out of the question, and fabrication yards sprang up along the Gulf Coast. Rediscovering the success of Superior in 1947, operators learned to love prefabricated jackets.

Accumulations in each. For another year, he assembled more evidence, debated with skeptical colleagues, and pestered his management until his vice-president agreed to see him and review his story. The geologist, Mike Forrest, convinced his management about the remarkable Seismography developed at the same time. During its early stages in the shallow inland lakes and swamps and in the offshore, seismic crews planted geophones by hand, with locations measured by land sight. Recording apparatus sat on raft-like vessels.

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