Thousands of rig workers reside on these enormous offshore platforms all around the world, from the tropical Gulf of Mᴇxɪᴄᴏ to the chilly North Sea. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes; some are tethered and float on the surface, while others are anchored to the ocean’s floor. There are ten different kinds of oil rigs in total, and each one is a wonderful construction in and of itself. Some oil rigs are more spectacular than others in terms of size alone. Here is a quick tour of the biggest oil rigs in the world.
This rig which weighs 200,000 tons is situated off the coast of Rᴜssɪᴀ in the Pacific. Berkut has the largest upper part in the world, even if other oil rigs are larger below the surface. Berkut, which means “Golden Eagle,” is built to withstand subarctic conditions including 60-foot waves and minus 44 degree Celsius temperatures.
With a depth of 2.450 meters, Perdido is the deepest oil rig in the world and is run by Shell in the Gulf of Mᴇxɪᴄᴏ. It is a floating spar platform, which means a long, heavy column supports it.
East of the Canadian coast in the North Atlantic is where the enormous Hibernia oil rig, which has a storage capacity of 1.2 million barrels of crude oil, is situated. At its busiest, the project had a staggering 5,800 individuals working for it. Hibernia began operations in November 1997.
Let’s take a look at Top 15 Biggest Oil Rigs On The Planet in the video below:
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