Did anyone hear of any more details of the Victoria 10000, a 6th generation rig that lost its stack? They were about to latch up, and lost everything from the solid body elevators down to the BOP, including the slip joint. The whole shooting match lays at the bottom of the Santos Basin
Nothing came up with a Google search. sounds like a DEEPWATER PATHFINDER again…what a frickin mess that’s got to be
bet they had a Brazilian in the driller’s chair!
All I could find. Something happened.
During Tripping in with the BOP, on the last riser connection, there was a rupture of the top drive main shaft. NOV is the manufacturer of this equipment, model HPS 3 - 1000. The main shaft rupture caused the drop of the whole riser string and BOP to the seabed. There were victims with minor injuries and a man overboard who was recovered.
Something sounds fishy about this. They run riser with the top drive in place? A shaft “ruptures”? Do they mean the shaft cracked, parted, sheared? A drawworks or riser handling equipment failure sounds more likely.
[QUOTE=KPChief;123921]Something sounds fishy about this. They run riser with the top drive in place? A shaft “ruptures”? Do they mean the shaft cracked, parted, sheared? A drawworks or riser handling equipment failure sounds more likely.[/QUOTE]
Not really, they use the top drive for the landing joint, the main shaft actually ruptured/sheared completely. I have seen the pictures.
I found a bunch of details on this incident here: http://oilpro.com/post/1372/updated--santos-basin-offshore-drilling-rig-incident
Here is a link that I found today about this.
They don’t show the shaft that broke, but show where on the top drive that it broke. They were fortunate that no one was killed.
I see human error all over this one. I wonder if we will ever know or if the Brazilians will bury it?