Load Storage System
Storage system used to store fluid or bulk variable loads
close to the host. Using this system allows Operators and
Drilling Contractors to remove large variable loads from SPARS, TLPs,
jack-up, semis, drillships or static platforms. Variable loads such as drill
water, potable water, drilling muds, completion fluids and bulk materials
are transferred to and from the system at rapid rates.
Provides very large load
reductions to the host (Rig, SPAR, TLP, Platform, Ship)
Easy to install and
High pump rates to and from
the host structure.
Pump redundancy for loss of
Large weight reduction:
Store 2,000 bbls of drill water and remove 700 kips
from the host.
Store 1,500 bbls of 15 ppg mud and remove nearly 1,000 kips of weight from
Large cost savings:
Floating vessels such as Spars, TLPs, Semi’s and Drillships requires 3
lbs of buoyancy supporting steel to support one pound of top deck loading.
Removing 1,000 kips of top deck load requirements reduce the buoyancy
supporting steel requirements by 3,000 kips. Using the low end of $2.50 in
steel fabrication costs, 3,000 kips could amount to roughly $7.5MM in cost
savings to the manufacture of the host structure
Upgrade to existing
Using this system to remove large load reductions from hosts will
vessels to work in deeper water (upgrade)
Jack-ups to store more
fluids without depending on boats to stand-by. (upgrade)
Fixed platforms to
store more fluid when needed. (upgrade)