"Bulletin of the Association of Drilling Contractors" №4, 2020

ASSESSMENT OF THE AUTUMN PROCESSES IMPACT ON ICEBERG SAFETY OF EXPLORATION DRILLING

Efimov Ya.O. – expert, Arctic Research Centre, efimov.yo@gmail.com

Key words: drilling, shelf, safety, icebergs.

Environmental factors (wind, sea waves, visibility) have a decisive influence on operations of icebergs detection and deviation from offshore oil and gas facilities [1]. Based on the results of experiments performed during 2012-2017 [2], [3] the limiting parameters of the environment can be defined for safe marine operations; in the paper it is considered impossible to perform offshore operations when these limit values are exceeded. The article discusses realization of offshore operations only for open water conditions from July to October, which coincides with the timing of geological exploration (primarily prospecting and exploration drilling) on the Russian Arctic shelf.

The year 2021 number 1nd issue of the quarterly journal, "Bulletin of the Association of Drilling Contractors", is now available "Bulletin of the Association of Drilling Contractors"

ISSN 2073-9877

The scientific and technical journal, “Bulletin of the Association of Drilling Contractors”, is listed by the Higher Attestation Commission of the RF Ministry of Education and Science as one of the leading refereed journals and publications that feature main scientific results of doctoral and candidate’s dissertations.

Jack-up "Arkticheskaya"

Jack-up "GSP Uranus"

SSDR "Ocean Endeavor"

SSDR "NAN HAI JIO HAO"

Jack-up "GSP JUPITER"

SSDR "RAKURYU-5"

SSDR «SCARABEO 9»

ООО «Шатскморнефтегаз», Saipem Drilling

DS "Deep Venture"

SSDR «WEST ALPHA»
EXXON MOBIL RUSSIA INC.