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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 39 (1955)

Issue: 1. (January)

First Page: 138

Last Page: 138

Title: Drilling Platforms and Islands: ABSTRACT

Author(s): D. S. Hare

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Experience in the construction of various types of drilling platforms and islands used in offshore drilling on the Gulf Coast is discussed and compared with the recent experience of the Monterey Oil Company in construction of a permanent island for the drilling of its discovery well, State No. 3. The cost of these two techniques is compared and the effect of these expensive operations on marine exploration is discussed. Films of island construction are presented.

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