China’s first deep-water drilling platform Maximum operating depth of 3000 m
Offshore Oil 981
BEIJING, May 9, according to China Central Television reported, China’s first independently designed and built by the sixth generation deepwater semi-submersible drilling platform Offshore Oil 981 “this morning in South China Sea, drilling.
the Chinese oil company’s first independent deepwater exploration and development, indicated that the deep-water strategy of China’s offshore oil industry has taken a substantial step.
Offshore Oil 981 “started construction on April 28, 2008, China’s first independent design and construction of the sixth generation deepwater semi-submersible drilling platform, the maximum operating depth of 3000 m drilling depth of up to 10,000 m, the platform weight more than 30,000 tons; from the bottom to the derrick top height of 137 meters, equivalent to 45 storeys high.
It is understood that the depth of China’s offshore oil industry exploration and development of offshore oilfields generally less than 300 meters, greater than 300 m water depth oil and gas exploration and development in its infancy. It is understood that the drilling distance of 320 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea waters, the waters of the open drilling depth of 1500 m.
I Offshore Oil 981 platform will serve as a deep-sea fishing flagship bound for the South China Sea