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Drilling (Oil and Gas) Rig (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 241

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Drilling (Oil and Gas) Rig


Description
Definition Large structures built to house workers and machinery needed to drill wells in the ocean bed in order to extract oil or other natural resources. They may be attached to the ocean floor, consist of an artificial island, or be floating; rigs often provide important structure and attachment points for marine animals.