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Crude oil canít be used to drive engines, it has to be refined first.
You can, heavy fuel oil is basically the slime left over after distillers do there stuff, its sold dirt cheap to ocean ships.
But they also have a big flamy thing burning fuel on most rigs, i should think thats a likely source of energy.
Quote from: Petrochemicals on 04/12/2018 20:31:29You can, heavy fuel oil is basically the slime left over after distillers do there stuff, its sold dirt cheap to ocean ships.Yes, as I said it goes through the refining process, they donít use the crude directly. Even that left over slime has to be processed before itís used, as explained in the article.
The heavy fuel oil is taken on board and stored in the bunkers. The bunkers contain steam coils and maintain the HFO at 104ᴼF.From the bunkers the HFO passes through a strainer and tube/shell heater into a positive displacement pump that discharges the oil through a pair of duplex magnetic filters where any ferrous metals are removed.
"Oil rigs on the whole are connected to the sea bed via either a sunken tower, or in deeper environments with cables staying a floating rig. "my father-in-law, who worked his entire career in the oil industry in New Orleans, once told me that modern oil rigs maintained their position without any physical connection at all...he said the modern rigs utilized a GPS system with engines holding position.not so?
thanks for the link, interesting how much there is to learn.also glad to know my father-in-law wasn't bs-ing me.
i'm sure you are putting me on, but I have little higher education; this is why I enjoy learning so much in this forum.