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Petronius Platform

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General Information

Beginning of works: 1997
Completion: 2000
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Compliant piled tower
Material: Steel bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Gulf of Mexico, USA
Coordinates: 29° 6' 29.88" N    87° 56' 30.12" W

Technical Information


total weight 43 000 t
total height 640 m
water depth 535 m
topside width 43 m
height 18.3 m
length 64 m
tower height 610 m


truss steel


Around 8,000 m3 (50,000 barrels) of oil and 2,000,000 m3 (70 million cubic feet) of natural gas are extracted daily by the rig.



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