Jackups, semisubmersibles and drillships are the marine vessels used to drill offshore wells and are referred to collectively as mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs). MODUs are supplied through newbuild construction and operate throughout the worldin highly competitive regionalmarkets. The Offshore Drilling Industry and Rig Construction Market in the Gulf of Mexico examines the global MODU service and constructionindustry and describes the economic impacts of rig construction in the United States. The industrial organization and major players in the contract drilling and construction markets are described and categorized. Dayrates in the contract drilling market are evaluated and hypotheses regarding dayrate factors are tested. Models of contractor decision-making are developed, including a net-present value model of newbuilding investment and stacking decisions, and market capitalization models are derived. Jackup construction shipyards and processes are reviewed along with estimates of labor, equipment, and material costin U.S. construction. Derivation of newbuild and replacement cost functionscompletes the treatise. The comprehensive and authoritative coverage of The Offshore Drilling Industry and Rig Construction Market in the Gulf of Mexicomakes it an ideal reference for engineers, industry professionals, policy analysts, government regulators, academics and other readers wanting to learn more about this important and fascinating industry.... manual derrick II 1970a1981 1, 000a1, 500 2, 300a3, 300 2 A 1, 600 hp mud pumps, kelly, manual derrick III 1982a1986 ... 7, 000a8, 500 4a5 A 2, 200 hp mud pumps, modular derrick drilling machine, DP3, dual activity Source: PETEX ;anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Offshore Drilling Industry and Rig Construction in the Gulf of Mexico|
|Author||:||Mark J Kaiser, Brian F Snyder|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-08-23|