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semisubmersible

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various self-propelled water vessels designed so that most, but not all, of the structure is submerged, including vessels with decks close to the waterline for transporting large structures such as oil rigs and disabled ships, and vessels with minimal structure above the waterline for avoiding detection.
  • noun A seagoing, self-propelled barge that has partially submerged vertical legs attached to underwater hulls or pontoons and serves as living quarters and a base of operations in offshore drilling.

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  • noun A specialised marine vessel with good stability and seakeeping characteristics, often used in offshore roles such as oil drilling.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ submersible

Examples

  • Activists boarded the semisubmersible drilling vessel the Leiv Eiriksson, owned by Ocean Rig, around 100 miles off the coast of Greenland, over the weekend.

    Greenpeace Activists Removed From Rig

  • "The project involves a total 21 semisubmersible drilling rigs and drill ships, and we aim for a portion of the offshore facilities," another spokesman said.

    Daewoo Shipbuilding Cancels Order as Client Fails to Pay

  • Norwegian oil-rig operator Songa Offshore SE said Tuesday it has been awarded a $2.5 billion contract to charter two new semisubmersible drilling rigs to Statoil for an initial eight years each.

    Songa Wins $2.5 Billion Rig Pact

  • The existing Aker rigs, semisubmersible vessels that float on large pontoons, are capable of drilling in up to 10,000 feet of water—nearly twice the depth at which the Deepwater Horizon was drilling when it exploded.

    Transocean Reaches Sub-Arctic Deal

  • Back then water depths over 1,000 feet were considered deep-drilling, and the rush to ultra-deep drilling was just getting under way with new tension leg platforms and giant water filled spar platforms to aid stability and semisubmersible platforms like the five-billion dollar stadium-sized Thunder Horse platform (originally named Crazy Horse, until the Oglala Sioux nation objected) that was knocked off-kilter by Hurricane Dennis in June 2005.

    David Helvarg: Waiting on the Revolution

  • The oil minister said the semisubmersible rig was fully checked out before being installed.

    Venezuela Says Gas Rig Sank Off Coast

  • Eleven good men lost their lives at the moment that BP's Mississippi Canyon Block 252 exploratory well violently blew out, shooting over the crown of the derrick seawater that had been used to displace the heavier drilling mud in the riser that connected the semisubmersible rig to the well 5,000 feet below it.

    Robert L. Cavnar: From "Drill, Baby, Drill!" to "Spill, Baby, Spill!" Now What?

  • PDVSA began talking about getting a semisubmersible rig for the Mariscal Sucre project in 2008.

    Venezuela Says Gas Rig Sank Off Coast

  • FDR Holdings, known as Frontier, owns three dynamically positioned drillships, two conventionally moored drillships, a conventionally moored deepwater semisubmersible rig, and one dynamically positioned floating production, storage, offloading vessel.

    Noble Takes On Frontier, Signs Up With Shell

  • Eleven good men lost their lives at the moment that BP's Mississippi Canyon Block 252 exploratory well violently blew out, shooting over the crown of the derrick seawater that had been used to displace the heavier drilling mud in the riser that connected the semisubmersible rig to the well 5,000 feet below it.

    Robert L. Cavnar: From "Drill, Baby, Drill!" to "Spill, Baby, Spill!" Now What?

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