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Offshore Operation Facilities by Menglan Duan, Huacan Fang

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5.3. Drilling Equipment and Its Movement in Beach/Shallow Seas

As for drilling technology, there are not many special points when drilling in beach/shallow sea region. It can basically take advantage of the existing onshore drilling and offshore drilling technology. In addition, in the beach/shallow sea areas where the water depth is deeper than 2.5m, mature drilling equipment, including drilling rig movement and location operations, with the bottom-sitting drilling rigs and jack-up drilling platforms. However, the beach area’s special point is the beach and amphibious area. Because of the drilling equipment and its special movement difficulty, we must solve the “easily in and out” and “stand firm” problem. For example, a new directional drilling ...

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