The paper presents a design concept for an underwater drilling rig which can operate up to a depth of 5000 m below sea level. The proposed main hull of the drilling rig is in the form of a thick-walled toroidal shell, although other possible forms are considered. The proposed primary method of power generation is via a pressurised water nuclear reactor. Considerations are made as to the health and safety of the crew and also to the transport of the retrieved oil.
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April 01 1998
A Conceptual Design of an Underwater Drilling Rig
Ross, Carl T. F., and G. Laffoley-Lane. "A Conceptual Design of an Underwater Drilling Rig." Mar Technol SNAME N 35 (1998): 99–113. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/mt1.1918.104.22.168
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