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GRAVITY STORAGE PLATFORM [1 record]

Record 1 2006-03-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Storage of Oil and Natural Gas
DEF

A gravity structure designed principally to store a large quantity of oil taken from a nearby oil-field, until it can be removed by tanker.

OBS

Most current designs of gravity structure are capable of storing oil in their cellular bases or stabilizing columns, but usually storage is secondary to the primary role of development drilling and production. The Ekofish fields' storage platform is an exception.

OBS

gravity structure: A deep water structure built of reinforced concrete, steel, or a combination thereof which relies on gravity for stability on the sea bed. These structures may be used for drilling, production and storage.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Stockage du pétrole et du gaz naturel
DEF

Structure à embase-poids, destinée principalement à stocker une grande quantité d'huile recueillie dans un champ voisin, jusqu'à ce qu'elle puisse être enlevée par bateau.

OBS

Pluriel : des plateformes, des plates-formes.

OBS

plateforme (sing.); plateformes (pl.) : Ces graphies, puisées des Rectifications de l'orthographe recommandées par le Conseil supérieur de la langue française, sont attestées dans le Petit Robert (2004).

Key term(s)
  • plateforme à embase-poids pour le stockage

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