GB1086881A - Method and apparatus for offshore drilling and well completion - Google Patents

Method and apparatus for offshore drilling and well completion

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Publication number
GB1086881A
GB1086881A GB13770/65A GB1377065A GB1086881A GB 1086881 A GB1086881 A GB 1086881A GB 13770/65 A GB13770/65 A GB 13770/65A GB 1377065 A GB1377065 A GB 1377065A GB 1086881 A GB1086881 A GB 1086881A
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Prior art keywords
conductor
tension
vessel
float
weight
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GB13770/65A
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William Rogers Postlewaite
Milton Ludwig
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Chevron USA Inc
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Chevron Research and Technology Co
Chevron Research Co
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Priority to US356461A priority Critical patent/US3313358A/en
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Expired legal-status Critical Current

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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B17/00Drilling rods or pipes; Flexible drill strings; Kellies; Drill collars; Sucker rods; Cables; Casings; Tubings
    • E21B17/01Risers
    • E21B17/012Risers with buoyancy elements
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B17/00Drilling rods or pipes; Flexible drill strings; Kellies; Drill collars; Sucker rods; Cables; Casings; Tubings
    • E21B17/01Risers
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B17/00Drilling rods or pipes; Flexible drill strings; Kellies; Drill collars; Sucker rods; Cables; Casings; Tubings
    • E21B17/02Couplings; joints
    • E21B17/08Casing joints
    • E21B17/085Riser connections
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B7/00Special methods or apparatus for drilling
    • E21B7/12Underwater drilling
    • E21B7/128Underwater drilling from floating support with independent underwater anchored guide base

Abstract

1,086,881. Boring earth; wells. CHEVRON RESEARCH CO. March 31, 1965 [April 1. 1964], No. 13770'65. Heading E1F. During drilling, or working on, an underwater well from a floating vessel 1 through a marine conductor 15 the buckling of the conductoir due to the material contained therein is prevented by applying a tension to the conductor in addition to any tension which may be applied to prevent buckling of the conductor for other reasons such as displacement of the vessel, movement of the water, or weight and loading of the conductor. The tension to compensate for the weight of the material contained 'in the conductor is equal to the weight in water of the material which may be drilling fluid with, or without, drill pipe or casing. The top of the conductor is supported laterally in the shaft 3 of the vessel and has a part 54 biassed into contact with the vessel. Below the part 54 the conductor has a flexible joint 49 which is above a telescopic joint 50. The lower end of the conductor has a ball joint 48 and is connected to the wellhead 20, which includes blowout preventers 22, 23 and a connector 24 by means of a connector 45. The total tension may be applied through cables each connected at one end to the conductor and at the other end to either a constant tension winch on the vessel or to weights suspended over pulleys on the vessel. As shown the total tension is applied by a float 90 which may be supplemented by a second float, but in modifications the buoyancy of the float is supplemented or replaced by forming the conductor with a double wall. The tension may be reacted by the connection of the wellhead to the bed 11 or it may be wholly or partly reacted by a ring 110 connected to the conductor to be level with the ball joint.
GB13770/65A 1964-04-01 1965-03-31 Method and apparatus for offshore drilling and well completion Expired GB1086881A (en)

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US356461A US3313358A (en) 1964-04-01 1964-04-01 Conductor casing for offshore drilling and well completion

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