drilling rig

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drilling rig

n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) the full name for rig16
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a mobile drilling platform used for exploratory offshore drilling
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Noun1.drilling rig - rig used in drilling for oil or gasdrilling rig - rig used in drilling for oil or gas
drilling platform, offshore rig - drilling rig consisting of an offshore platform (floating or fixed to the sea bed) from which many oil wells can be bored radially
rig - gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
Translations

drilling rig

n (on land) → torre f di perforazione; (at sea) → piattaforma (per trivellazioni subacquee)
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Analysts at Simmons & Co, energy specialists at US investment bank Piper Jaffray, this week forecast the total oil and gas rig count would average 851 in 2017, 978 in 2018 and 1,089 in 2019.
The vessel is presently offshore of the pair of gas rig platforms, Kinsale Alpha and Bravo some 50kms offshore of the Cork coastline.
The Barak 8 multi-purpose seaborne missile defense system (sea-to-sea, sea-to-air, sea-to-coast and sea-to-missile) has been upgraded to offer the gas rig the same sort of protection as Iron Dome provides on land.
Gas rig counts, of course, are tied to natural gas prices, which have stayed low in recent years.
A spokesman for the campaigners said: "It's the only operational unconventional gas rig in the UK that's currently drilling and activists from all areas affected by fracking will be present.
The leak is from a gas rig that blew wild Tuesday morning.
An offshore natural gas rig operated by Iran's government in the massive South Pars field sank in matter of seconds, as workers jumped off the rapidly sinking structure.
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Anti-fracking protesters at the Cuadrilla shale gas rig, at Banks, near Southport, last year Picture: PETER BYRNE
FRACKING protesters have stormed a controversial gas rig in Lancashire for the second time in a month.
Environmental campaign group Frack Off entered the shale gas rig at Banks, near Southport, at around 5.