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#1 harish


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Posted 24 August 2007 - 04:55 AM

Can anybody tell me more about the role of process engineers in design of jackup drilling rigs used for offshore exploration?
Also I`m looking for the design specifications and the facilities that are provided on the jackup rig.
Please help me to find more information on the topic.


#2 gvdlans


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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:17 AM

Could you give some more background information? Why do you ask these questions?

A jack-up drilling rig is basically a drilling rig located on a jack-up platform, see http://en.wikipedia....ki/Drilling_rig and http://en.wikipedia....ki/Oil_platform.

The design of the drilling rig does not depend on its location, whether it is on a barge, a jack-up rig or onshore etc.

As a contrast with oil or gas production platforms, a drilling rig is mainly designed by constructual and mechanical engineers. The only process involved is the treatment of drilling fluid (mud) so that it can be re-used. The equipment involved are mud pits, shale shakers, degassers, centrifuges, hydrocyclones to separate gasses and sand/fine silt from the drilling fluid. See for example http://www.drilling-...m/products.html for a description of the equipment involved.

#3 harish


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Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:47 AM

thank you very much for your information .but i wanted some information on living quarter design also. i understand there are some utilities like instrument and utility air, potable water system , sewage treatmenrt system etc.Ofcourse capacities of these utilities are fixed based on the number of men, but i wanted more details for calculating the same.