Offshore Production Platform

Definition - What does Offshore Production Platform mean?

An Offshore Production Platform, also known as an offshore rig is an oil drilling rig that is installed in an offshore location. The offshore rig primarily consists of floating platforms which make up the drilling, production, storage and transporting units. These floating maritime platforms are majorly installed at a fixed location in sea; however, some other rigs are movable and can be transferred from one place to another. The offshore rig consists of all the necessary structures loaded with tools and equipment helpful to the drilling crew to extract oil and gas from a remote subsea well.

Petropedia explains Offshore Production Platform

Remotely located subsea wells produce oil and gas with the help of offshore rigs called offshore drilling platforms. These platforms contain all the important floating or permanent structures that have equipment mounted on them to drill an oil well. The Offshore Rig is also commonly known as an oil platform, oil rig or offshore platform. There are different types of oil rigs such as semi-submersibles, drillships, fixed platforms, jackups and spar platforms to name a few. The Offshore platform and its different units help in producing oil and natural gas from the oil well located under the sea. Two or more subsea wells maybe covered by a single offshore platform that is connected by subsea solutions, i.e., flow lines and other connections.

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