This is the story about a Sea Sleetproof Srationary Platform by the example of the oil derrick in the Caspian sea. It started its work in 2010 so it is quite new. The expected service life is about 30 years. Though the platform is located in the sea center the depth there is only 12 metres and the water is pure.
The derrick has 2 parts connected by the 74-metres bridge. 118 workers live in the dwelling block. Swimming, fishing and litter throwing is strictly forbidden, smoking is allowed only in one place. Workers could easily be fired for a cigarette butt thrown in the sea.
The name “sleetproof” is because of the winter ice that the derrick has to resist.
This hose poures the sea water used for cooling.
The emergency ship always runs about ready to evacuate people from the platform.
Workers get here by a helicopter in an hour.
Before flight they listen to instructions and put on life jackets.
Then instructions about accident preventions.
No way without helmets, special boots and jackets.
“Safety first”. Of course, it is so as the platform is a very dangerous place.
Lifeboats that can find room for all 118 workers. “Titanic” would envy…
The special lift for 4 people.
Such indications are everywhere. “Gas! Do not use fire!”
All materials and details used for the platform construction are Russian.
“Trials! Dangerous for life!”
The reserve control panel.
The captain’s room.
Workers do not lock doors of their rooms even when they are on duty. What trust!
The engineers’ room.
The doctor with practically no work to do.
There are many girls on the platform.
Wash your hands…
And go eating!
Meat dumplings ” Say good bye to diet”.
The food supply allows to live autonomously for 15 days. By the way, spirits are strictly forbidden.
Now let’s go to the working part.
The central control panel.
Millions of sensors watch over every worker. And if anybody smokes in the inappropriate place he would be immediately fired.
The upper deck is called pipe.
It is the one and only place with a little hint of untidiness. Other places are perfectly cleaned.
The main borer who directs the whole drilling process. His chair is equipped with 4 computers and other electronic gadgets.
At this moment the platform has 3 oil, 1 gas and 1 water boreholes.
One hole pums 12-30 cubes in an hour.
These cylinders separate gas and water from oil.
The 58-metres underwater pipeline was built from the platform to the oil storage.
Compressors for associated gas.
The water separated from oil is refined from admixtures and then returned back to the formation.
The chemical lab for oil, associated gas and water control.
The derrick is supplied with electricity by 4 turbines.
And if they stop their work for some reasons, reserve fuel generators would work instead of them.
The electrical control unit.
Special boilers burn exhausts from turbines and heat the dwelling part with them. So no contaminants to the atmosphere!