How deep is the North Sea oil rig?

As originally equipped, the North Star rig is capable of drilling in 150-ft water depths in the North Sea. Additional leg sections can be installed to increase the water depth capability to 200 ft.

Who owns ETAP platform?

The remaining producing ETAP fields and ownership interests are: Machar (BP 100% operator) Madoes (BP 50% operator; ExxonMobil 25%; Shell 25%) Marnock (BP 100% operator)

Where is the ETAP platform?

The Eastern Trough Area Project (Etap) is located in the Central North Sea, offshore UK. The Eastern Trough Area Project (Etap) is located in the Central North Sea, offshore UK.

What is the biggest oil platform in the North Sea?

Clair – 8bn barrels Clair oil field, the biggest oil field in the North Sea and Europe, is also the biggest hydrocarbon resource being developed on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

What is the deepest offshore oil rig?

Perdido (spanish for lost) is the deepest floating oil platform in the world at a water depth of about 2450 meters (8040 feet) operated by the Shell Oil Company in the Gulf of Mexico. At 267 meters, the above water portion of the structure is almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower.

Does BP operate in the North Sea?

Our activity set in the North Sea spans the entire industry life-cycle, from access and exploration, through resource appraisal, drilling, commissioning, production and decommissioning. We are a significant employer in the region and are proud of the work our people do to constantly push new frontiers.

How much oil is left in the North Sea?

1.7 to 3.3 billion barrels
Total reserves of the field are estimated at 1.7 to 3.3 billion barrels of gross recoverable oil and Johan Sverdrup is expected to produce 120,000 to 200,000 barrels of oil per day. Production started 5 October 2019.

How deep is the water around oil rigs?

These are capable of operating in water depths up to 3,000 metres (9,800 ft). In shallower waters, the mobile units are anchored to the seabed. However, in deeper water (more than 1,500 metres (4,900 ft)), the semisubmersibles or drillships are maintained at the required drilling location using dynamic positioning.

What is ultra deep water?

In the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry, deepwater is defined as water depth greater than 1,000 feet and ultra-deep water is defined as greater than 5,000 feet.

How big are oil rigs underwater?

These first offshore rigs are dwarfed by the offshore rigs of today. Some rigs now have underwater towers that extend to lengths of 4,000 feet or 1200 meters into the ocean. For reference, the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is just 2,722 feet tall.

How many platforms are in the North Sea?

The North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico (United States) are home to many offshore rigs, totaling 184 rigs and 175 rigs, respectively as of January 2018….Number of offshore rigs worldwide as of January 2018 by region.

Region Number of rigs
North Sea 184
Gulf of Mexico (U.S.) 175
Persian Gulf 159
Far East Asia 155