What is an Oil Rig Blowout?

What is an Oil Rig Blowout?

What is an Oil Rig Blowout?

You’ve probably read how drilling companies invest so much in blowout prevention, and you wonder, “What is an oil rig blowout? Also known as a ‘kick,’ an oil rig blowout is the sudden and uncontrollable release of oil and gas from a drill pipe during drilling. It can...
How Do Oil Rigs Float?

How Do Oil Rigs Float?

You’ve probably noticed massive offshore rigs floating in the middle of the ocean, and wondered, “How do oil rigs float on water?” The rig is enormous, with cranes on all sides and hundreds of employees working on it. You might think that the rig is rising from the...