Tapping Deep Water Resources

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 7, Pg. 51-51

Document Type: Feature article


Lena is the first commercial guyed tower. Its jacket is the longest ever fabricated, loaded out and launched in one piece. Lena stands in 1,000 ft deep water and has a three-level oil drilling and production deck and two drilling rigs. Twenty steel guy lines extend from the structure to weights on the ocean floor to hold the tower upright. The jacket was barged to the Gulf of Mexico site in one piece. Production on the oil platform began in 1984.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Offshore platforms | Guyed towers | Steel structures | Fabrication | Load factors | Water management | Decks | Gulf of Mexico

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