5 The Pacific “Berkut” Oil Rig is the Biggest One

The Pacific “Berkut” Oil Rig is the Biggest One

Posted on June 25, 2014 by gm


The platform “Berkut”, the installation of which will be completed in the next few days, is 25 kilometers from the northern part of Sakhalin Island, offshore in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, on the Russian Pacific coast. According to experts, after reaching full capacity, the platform will be the largest in the world by the volume of hydrocarbons produced per year.


The platform “Berkut” is specifically designed to operate in harsh subarctic conditions and can withstand waves up to 18 meters, pressure of ice fields up to two meters thick and temperatures down to minus 44 ° C.


The weight of the base of the platform – 160,000 tons, its perimeter – 100 at 133 meters, height – 50 meters. The platform is designed for production of up to 4.5 million tons of hydrocarbons per year.


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5 Responses to “The Pacific “Berkut” Oil Rig is the Biggest One”

  1. George says:

    It is big….

  2. john says:

    Fascinating ,good posting

  3. irongrampa says:

    Quite an impressive piece of equipment.

  4. Patrick says:

    I did part of the (AUTOCAD) drawings of the Troll platform. I believe that platform is even bigger than this one.

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