Crowley moves drilling structure from US to Russia Projects and Operations
// March 1, 2002
Crowley Marine Services' Energy and Marine Services business unit has successfully moved the 312ft square concrete island drilling structure Orlan from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Sovietskaya Gavan in the Russian Far East for Sakhalin I Project operator, Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
The Orlan (ex Glomar Beaufort Sea I) Concrete Island Drilling System (CIDS) was purchased from Global Marine Drilling Company and will be used for oil production as part of the Sakhalin 1 project, offshore Russia. It was moved from its stack site near Northstar Island, off Prudhoe Bay using two Crowley Sea Victory class 7,200bhp twin screw oceangoing tugs with more than 110 tons bollard pull each.
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