Offshore Rigging

Definition - What does Offshore Rigging mean?

Offshore Rigging is a mechanical process conducted when a maritime floating vessel is installed and used to drill an oil well under the sea bed. Since the oil or gas reservoir can be found in the sea as well, offshore rigs play an important role in the exploration phase for the oil production. Offshore Rigging is accomplished through a drilling rig which may be an offshore floating platform or a fixed platform in the sea bed.

Petropedia explains Offshore Rigging

Offshore floating or fixed platforms help oil manufacturing organizations to not only locate an oil reservoir under the sea bed but also facilitate drilling and extraction processes. When offshore drilling is carried out, different units such as jackups, semi-submersibles, drillships, etc., are used. These units are installed on the offshore drilling rigs and are used by the drilling crew to drill a borehole in the sea bed. When an oil reservoir is found, the production phase starts and that is referred to as Offshore Rigging. Usually, floating storage and offloading (FSO) and production vessels are used to store and transport the drilled hydrocarbons.

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