Application of metal structures in oil production


Oil is one of the most important minerals for humanity. Today it occupies a leading place in the world fuel and energy economy. The share of oil in total energy consumption is constantly growing.

Oil production has come a long way from primitive to highly technical methods. In Ancient Babylon and Syria, even before the new era, it was collected from the surface of water bodies, in the 15th century, oil was obtained by processing sandstone or limestone impregnated with it, and from the 60s of the 19th century it began to be extracted by the method of drilling wells, which is the most common today … The method of offshore oil production has also become important. For drilling wells and extracting raw materials lying under the sea or ocean floor, complex engineering systems are used – oil platforms.

Depending on the external conditions, various types of oil platforms are used in oil production: offshore, stationary, freely fixed to the bottom, semi-submersible, mobile offshore platforms with retractable supports, etc. The offshore oil production process has a number of features that determine the characteristics of the materials used for the manufacture of structures. Among them are high performance and reliability, which will minimize the likelihood of accidents..

Also among the requirements for materials for the manufacture of offshore oil and gas facilities, durability, safety for workers and the environment, as well as an acceptable cost.

In the construction of platforms, welded pressed gratings of the O-SP-SS standard are widely used. This structural element is reinforced with round rods that are welded to the twisted cover rods in the direction of the bearing strips. Welding of a round bar is carried out in such a way as to exclude overshooting of a falling reference ball with a diameter of 15 mm. This is quite an important point in the process of erecting offshore platforms (the dimensions of the bearing strip are from 25×3 mm to 60×5 mm, the cell size is 38.28×101.6 mm).

Materials for the construction of oil platforms must be lightweight yet strong, not slip or corrode. All these conditions are met by welded pressed gratings, which provide the ratio of lightness and strength required for above-water structures, and also have resistance to corrosive environments. This property eliminates the most common cause of emergencies..
The structure of the welded extruded gratings allows it to successfully withstand sea waves, storms and strong winds and prevents the accumulation of precipitation, which could cause an accident due to the weight of the structure. The use of these materials allows to make offshore oil production as safe as possible for the workers serving the platform, as well as for the environment..

The supply of pressed gratings and welded gratings is one of the main activities of the HydroGroup company. In addition, we provide the ability to place an order for products based on mesh grids, as well as offer a wide range of project support services, which includes consultations, static calculations, laying planning with computer support, production from templates and samples. Our staff includes professional engineers who are able to quickly and efficiently analyze your project, as well as managers who will make the necessary calculations and, based on the data obtained, will offer you the most favorable cost of products. We also have a well-functioning logistics network at our disposal, with the help of the order will be delivered quickly and on time..


Rate article
Tips on any topic from experts
Add comment

By clicking the "Submit comment" button, I consent to the processing of personal data and accept privacy policy