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FLOATING DRILLING
EQUIPMENT AND
OPERATIONS

IADC Drilling Manual 12th Edition

IADC Drilling Manual • Copyright © 2015

The award recipient will be contacted in August. and the award will be presented during the IADC Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November.org/chairmans-anniversary-award TIMELINE: • March 1 – May 31 – Submissions accepted via IADC website • June 1 – July 31 – Evaluation of submissions • August – Award recipient contacted • November – Award presented at AGM . either through a project or personal effort.iadc. we are proud to announce the IADC Chairman’s Anniversary Award.CHAIRMAN’S ANNIVERSARY AWARD Now Accepting Submissions! IADC believes in the importance of continually improving performance for the drilling industry. The Award will be given every five years as part of IADC’s anniversary celebrations. Award recipients will demonstrate how their innovative project or personal effort directly improved performance for their company in one of the following ways: • Eliminating injuries • Enhancing process safety • Reducing NPT • Improving equipment reliability • Increasing efficiency Submissions will be evaluated based on the above criteria by a selected group of both IADC staff and industry veterans. which recognizes individuals working in the field who have made a direct impact on improved performance for their company. For more information or to submit an entry: www. We recognize that every individual on every rig plays an important role and is crucial to this effort. As such.

While IADC believes the information presented is accurate as of the date of publication. ConocoPhillips Jason Pasternak. operator or individual drilling company recommendations. policies or procedures. Dale Doherty. Vamsee Achanta. In jurisdictions where the contents of the IADC Drilling Manual may conflict with regional. Inc. National Oilwell Varco Meridith Wilson. to help facilitate safe and efficient drilling operations. FLOATING DRILLING EQUIPMENT AND OPERATIONS FD-i CHAPTER FD FLOATING DRILLING EQUIPMENT AND OPERATIONS he IADC Drilling Manual is a series of reference guides assembled by volunteer drilling-industry professionals with T expertise spanning a broad range of topics. Dave Foster. Inc. Atwood Oceanics Inc. Inc. . These volunteers contributed their time. training. reasonable or otherwise. 2H Offshore Taylor Bowles. If professional engineering expertise is required. Atwood Oceanics Inc. Bob Blank. The contents of this manual should not replace or take precedence over manufacturer. Delmar Systems. Neither IADC nor the contributors to this chapter war- rant or guarantee that application of any theory. Friede & Goldman. on the information presented. and equipment mainte- nance and repair. Atwood Oceanics Inc. method or action described in this book will lead to the result desired by the reader. concept. Consultant Calvin Norton. each reader is responsible for his own reliance. Rohit Vaidya. Ltd. Transocean Sam Pannunzio. Harvey Rich. Delmar Systems. Transocean Kevin Lake. Delmar Systems. Noble Drilling Services Inc. Noble Drilling Services Inc. 2H Offshore Ron Swan. 2H Offshore Justin Barrow. Mark Dreith. SK Energy Chistopher Brachey. Sierra Hamilton Orlan Lyle. Readers should be aware that technology and practices ad- vance quickly. Noble Drilling Services Inc. the services of a competent individual or firm should be sought. Mark Childers. 12th edition. Reviewers Barry Braniff. Contributors Dan Postler. state or national statute or regulation. energy and knowledge in developing the IADC Drilling Manual. Dreith Working Interests LLC John Shelton. and the subject matter discussed herein may quickly become surpassed. IADC strongly advises adhering to local rules.

Suite 760 Houston. Texas.FD-ii FLOATING DRILLING EQUIPMENT AND OPERATIONS This is a chapter of the IADC Drilling Manual. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the prior written permission of the publisher. Houston. Texas 77042 USA ISBN: 978-0-9909049-3-9 IADC Drilling Manual Copyright © 2015 . International Association of Drilling Contractors 10370 Richmond Avenue. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2015 International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC). 12th edition.

.........FD-6 Power generation and electrical systems.......................................................................................................... FLOATING DRILLING EQUIPMENT AND OPERATIONS FD-iii CHAPTER RT FLOATING DRILLING EQUIPMENT AND OPERATIONS Contents Introduction......................................FD-16 MODU deck mooring line-handling equipment.......FD-9 Subsea BOP control system.......................................................................FD-28 Catenary moorings (conventional............................................................................................................ steel.................................................................................................................... FD-12 Subsea control pods....................FD-4 Connecting hardware...................FD-14 Vertical riser handling................. Diverter control system....................................... FD-26 Mooring systems and equipment..........FD-14 Horizontal riser handling................................ FD-20 Semisubmersibles......FD-15 .FD-12 Surface control equipment...............................FD-25 Redundancy and emergency power............................ Diverter systems..............FD-27 Types of offshore-mooring systems................................................FD-7 Hydraulic wellbore connectors............................................................................FD-25 Fire.................................................... FD-1 Gravity-installed anchors............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................FD-5 Kill and choke valves.................................... FD-31 steel-HMPE)....................................................... FD-20 Types of floating MODUs.......................................................................................................................... FD-16 Environmental impact assessment....FD-12 Auxiliary and miscellaneous Items. FD-33 Steel wire rope.............................................................................. FD-32 Offshore mooring line components...............................................FD-7 BOP control pods.............FD-8 Auxiliary and miscellaneous items..................................................... Safety...........FD-24 Management system....................................................................................................... FD-3 Shallow hazard assessment.......................................................................................FD-12 Buoyancy modules................................FD-32 Stud Link Chain....................................... FD-18 MODU floating equipment.................................................................................................................................................................................................................FD-29 Semi-taut moorings (steel......................... FD-12 Marine riser handling. FD-7 Arrangement of a subsea BOP stack................................... FD-17 Simultaneous operations plans............................................................. FD-14 Driven anchors.............................................................. and Monitoring................................FD-22 Safety considerations......................FD-20 Drillships......... FD-16 Environment and safety............................FD-24 Configuration............... FD-8 BOP stack frame...............FD-12 Marine risers...........FD-21 Ultra-Deepwater Drillships........ FD-30 Taut moorings (steel.................................. steel-polyester.......FD-5 Ram BOPs..................................................FD-22 Deck cranes and lifting systems........FD-17 Conclusion..................................... steel-polyester.......................................... FD-3 Traction winches..................................................................................... FD-2 Drum winches.................... FD-3 Fairleaders..........................................................FD-23 Power generation.................. FD-35 Anchors....................................................................................................................FD-34 Polyester rope.............. FD-17 Safety training and drills................................................................................................ FD-4 Annular BOPs.......................................................FD-37 Drag embedment anchors..........FD-7 Flex joint........................................................FD-28 poly-insert)...... FD-16 Job safety analysis.................................FD-4 Subsea BOP stacks..................... FD-3 Windlasses..........FD-4 Well control and subsea equipment ............................ FD-17 Dynamic positioning......................................... FD-3 Auxiliary mooring equipment and hardware....... FD-14 Emergency disconnect sequence......................................FD-29 steel-HMPE) .................................. Physical operating principles............. FD-36 Subsea wellheads........FD-14 Telescopic joints in marine riser systems..........

..............FD-48 Circulating marine riser of drilled cuts........................................ FD-61 Major CMC components.........................FD-75 Moving MODU with the BOP stack Managed pressure drilling................................................................................................................FD-49 Circulating out trapped gas Dynamic positioning systems........................FD-63 Marine riser tensioners............................ FD-75 suspended......FD-47 Online..................................... FD-68 Riser recoil..................FD-70 Cementing.......... electrical and safety..FD-63 compensation..............................................................FD-72 Deck structure......FD-53 in the BOP stack........... FD-73 Work boats .............................................................................................FD-39 Drill the hole................................................................FD-74 Bulk and liquid transfer...................................................................................... offline and simultaneous tubing/ Power........................................................................................FD-44 Running the marine riser and BOP stack.....................................................FD-62 Drawworks traveling block motion Jet pipe into the ground.........................FD-64 Inline marine riser tensioners...........FD-iv FLOATING DRILLING EQUIPMENT AND OPERATIONS Traveling load compensation.....FD-42 Setting the conductor pipe..................................................................................................................................... FD-63 Wireline marine riser tensioners........................................FD-40 Turbodrill the pipe into the ground.......................................... FD-72 Approaching location........FD-38 Spud meeting and preparation............... FD-72 Vessel stationkeeping..................................................FD-46 Drilling below conductor casing............................................ special well and marine operations.............FD-43 Preparing the BOP stack for running.........FD-46 Well abandonment............................................FD-60 Crown-mounted compensator ...................... FD-73 Cargo...FD-47 casing handling...........................FD-46 Other procedures........................................................................................................................................................FD-57 Well testing............................................................... FD-59 Dual gradient drilling..............................................................................................................................................................FD-57 Coring................................................................................ FD-72 MODU marine operations.......FD-74 Deck and overhead cranes................................................. FD-42 Drilling riserless...................FD-58 Setting cement plugs................................ FD-66 Guideline Tensioners...................................................... FD-76 with operations...........................FD-64 Marine riser space out and operation........................................................................ FD-39 Setting the foundation pipe..FD-71 Location...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................FD-60 IADC Drilling Manual Copyright © 2015 ........................................FD-57 Completions and workovers................................................................................................. FD-59 Unconventional floating drilling................................ FD-75 Completion and well fluids................................FD-38 MODU well drilling operations................ FD-47 Simultaneous operations ................FD-44 Leak-off test and maximum anticipated Auxiliary systems. FD-76 Weather forecasting and integration Surface BOP drilling............................................................................FD-71 Remotely operated vehicles ..FD-60 Drill string compensator....... FD-46 surface pressure (MASP)...................................................................................FD-48 Diverting well fluids�������������������������������������������������������� FD-73 Spread-moored systems............................................ run pipe and cement...