How Does This Oil Rig Stay In Place? | Super Structures | Spark

The Hibernia platform has three separate components: Topsides, Gravity Base Structure (GBS), Offshore Loading System (OLS). The completed platform was towed to the Hibernia oil field and positioned on the ocean floor in June of 1997 and began producing oil on November 17, 1997. The platform stands 224 meters high, which is half the height of New York’s Empire State Building and 33 meters taller than the Calgary Tower.

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