Did you know?

…that there’s a difference between a rig and a platform? (See post of April 3rd – MARCH). I had been mistakenly using the terms interchangeably, but there is a very important difference. A rig is, as you know, a structure for drilling oil and gas, but it is largely an exploratory setup and therefore temporary. It can be moved at any time and put somewhere else to “test the waters” so to speak – determine whether another area would be more lucrative. A platform, on the other hand, is an offshore structure that is anchored to the sea bed. From a platform, oil or natural gas can be drilled and/or maintained, with living and working accommodations fully functional above sea level.

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