This past Monday night, one of Iran's oil platforms sank to the bottom of the Persian Gulf, and those working on it were left with no choice except swim for their lives.
For the time being, nobody can say for sure how it was that the 1,300-metric-ton platform ended up sinking with virtually no previous warning.
However, it is to be expected that an investigation will soon provide the general public with an answer to this pressing question.
Information made available thus far says that the oil platform sank while being installed by POGC and its builder, Iranian Marine Industrial Co.
Presently, Iran finds itself in dire need of help to retrieve it. Still, due to the harsh weather conditions now manifesting themselves in the area, it might be a while before a recovery operation is launched.
Needless to say, greenheads who happen not to hold drilling very close at heart are likely to label this piece of news as yet another example that, when it comes to energy, renewables are the safest option human society has at its disposal.
LMAO.... & noe they want other countries to help pay for it. BS. Sell tell them to sell the new Top Secret jet. LMAO. Serves them right.
Comment #3.1 by: squid on 04 Feb 2013, 17:33 GMT
does anyone care this thing fell apart?...the new mystery jet willprobably come apart too, and if it doesn't fall apart , we should * it apart sooner than later
Comment #3.2 by: kipper on 04 Feb 2013, 20:49 GMT
yeah now they going to put the blame on israel and america sabotage the oil producing platforms , they dont want to blame their own stupidity for not having the know how . but they are too busy trying to produce weapons to fight US and ISRAEL stupid diaper heads
So sad, so sad....bwahahahahah! At least this proves you don't get sucked down when your vessel sinks. Hope their uranium processing, rocket and aircraft programs go this well. No really (sinker, sinker)
Comment #9 by: capnsaveemm on 04 Feb 2013, 16:30 UTC
This is good news and I hope that they do this again over and over. They hate us and getting ahead of the embargo is one of their big efforts.Hope they also have an earthquake and get hit by the meteorite at the same time. Would like to see their leadership in front of a hangman like Saddam Husseiing
This is Not the first of this kind of Platform (Jacket) incident involving over-turning during it's installation. This kind of fault Always lies to blame with one of two sources:
- The Geotechnical Company responsible for obtaining on-site reports depicting Ocean Sea bottom soils strengths or
- the Design firm responsible for designing the size of the supporting plaform (jacket) "mudmats" which support the platform while long term vertical seabed pilings are driven into the seabed.
This kind of incident has occured through out the "learning curve" of such Installation operations. The industry typically shares this type of information in an open forum type of design industry.
That being said, IRAN has proven themselves to be not much more than an arrogant, Nationalized Oil Industry. They do not wish to have "Westerners" or even European Engineering type of help. This is what happens when you do not realize the importance and necessity to seek assistance from others whom have already been down this road of the "school of hard knocks".
Contempt breeds Arrogancy...
Arraogancy breeds Failures and sometimes world wide Disasters.
Comment #22 by: mally boy on 04 Feb 2013, 20:22 UTC
I'm an old roughneck and I know what it takes to drill an offshore oilwell. It takes a special kind of man to keep going out there in some of the most dangerous environments in the world just for a paycheck. I just hope all those men are all right.
That is not a platform. That is a jacket. The topsides would be installed after the jacket is secured in place with piling. The combined pair would form a platform (and please don't call it a rig unless it has a drilling derrick on it). Stuff happens on projects. OOPs!