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production platform click to hear : production platform

Facility used to extract underwater oil deposits; the separation and treatment of hydrocarbons are mainly done here.
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well flow line gas lift module export pipeline manifold Christmas tree production/export riser system crane helipad oil processing area anchor wires tubular member pontoon hull column lifeboat radio mast oil/gas separator flare derrick

well flow line click to hear : well flow line

Steel tubes that carry crude oil from the producing well to the manifold; these tubes connect several producing wells together.

gas lift module click to hear : gas lift module

Device used to introduce pressurized gas into the deposit to force oil up in the well to increase production.

export pipeline click to hear : export pipeline

All the steel pipes that carry oil from the platform to the land facilities; the oil can also be transported by ship.

manifold click to hear : manifold

All the pipes and valves that carry crude oil from the well to preset points on the production platform.

Christmas tree click to hear : Christmas tree

Group of devices at the head of the producing well that regulate the flow of oil being extracted from the deposit.

production/export riser system click to hear : production/export riser system

Vertical steel tubes that link the wellhead and the drilling platform; the system removes mud and oil.

crane click to hear : crane

Materials-handling device fitted with a rotating jib; a hook suspended from the jib is used to lift and move loads.

helipad click to hear : helipad

Site where helicopters land and take off.

oil processing area click to hear : oil processing area

Area where crude oil is pretreated at the head of the well.

anchor wires click to hear : anchor wires

They anchor the pontoon securely to the ocean floor to ensure the stability of the platform.

tubular member click to hear : tubular member

Steel tube that connects the platform’s various hull columns to reinforce the structure.

pontoon click to hear : pontoon

Submerged floating caisson at the base of the hull column; seawater or oil are stored here to stabilize the platform.

hull column click to hear : hull column

Large steel tube that rises above the pontoon; it supports the production platform above the surface of the water.

lifeboat click to hear : lifeboat

Unsinkable craft used to evacuate workers from the platform in an emergency.

radio mast click to hear : radio mast

Metal conductor used to send and receive radio waves; it provides communications mainly with coastal stations and ships.

oil/gas separator click to hear : oil/gas separator

Device used to remove the gas from the crude oil from the well.

flare click to hear : flare

Device that draws off and burns in the air unmarketable gases collected in the separator.

derrick click to hear : derrick

Metal structure erected over an oil well; tools for drilling through rock are raised and lowered through it.