An oil platform, offshore platform, or offshore drilling rig is a large structure with facilities for well drilling to explore, extract, store, and process petroleum and natural gas that lies in rock formations beneath the seabed.
|Quantity of parts, pcs||250|
|Difficulty level, from 1 to 8||8|
|Hours to assemble (average)||20|
|Model size (cm)||16 x 15 x 23|
|Model size (inch)||6.30 x 5.90 x 9.05|
Our planet carefully stores its treasures and in order to get them, it is not always enough to dig a quarry, build a tower, or a mine on land. Increasingly, minerals have to be mined in areas covered with water. And the fantastic structures – floating platforms come to help. This is almost a city area on the water – with residential blocks, factory buildings, mechanisms, helipads and even its own tower – a rig or headframe, which give the platform a skyline.
For the first time, an offshore oil rig was created in the United States in the 30s. Configurations and technologies have changed a lot since then. The highest offshore platform is in Norway. Its height is 472 meters, this is the height of the famous “Oriental Pearl” in Shanghai. The deepest harvesting is conducted by a platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil production is carried out from a depth of more than 3 km. These steel monsters are impressive. But very few people manage to see the offshore drilling platform live.
Metal-Time’s engineers have made it easy to get to know the offshore platform by creating a prefabricated Treasure Finder. This model will give you the joy of technical creativity and you will get great results in the end.
By combining multiple Treasure Finder models with ship and helicopter models, you can create an offshore oilfield mockup on your desk. The platform, of course, will not be able to swim, but it can plunge into the water without any problems, because it is made of stainless steel.
The Treasure Finder is a real challenge to your mindfulness and patience skills. Lots of details will require a complete diving into this project. A tower, a crane, production and living quarters, a helipad, mechanisms that set parts of the structure in motion – all of this has to be assembled with our own hands and made to work correctly.
But on the other hand, after a few days of immersion in technical creativity, you will get stunning results. Treasure Finder is equipped with mechanisms that bring the platform to life. The winding spring mechanism makes the crane turn. At the same time, the work of the gear system is visible, which creates a celebration of visual movement.
The platform helipad has a retractable canopy. A miniature helicopter is hidden under it. After raising the canopy, the helipad also rises and a staircase for passengers is served to it. Demonstrating all the features of the Treasure Finder can turn into a family entertainment that will cause delight and admiration especially if you say you put it all together by yourself.
There are a lot of possibilities for using the Treasure Finder constructor. From a tech lesson in college to an oil tycoon’s birthday present. This massive and intricate structure will look impressive both in the nursery and at the exhibition of the extractive industry achievements.
Like all the Metal Time models, «Treasure Finder» is made of sustainable food grade stainless steel approved for consumer goods and toys.
Precise cutting of the set eliminates the possibility of cuts during the assembling process. The parts fit accurately together and will not create problems with connecting. Pleasant tactile sensations, durability and aesthetics of matte metal distinguish the steel parts from wooden or plastic ones used in other constructors.
Convenient flat packaging made from sustainable recyclable cardboard combines compactness and the aesthetics of a status gift. Each buyer of the “Metal time” model receives a club badge, a thank you card and a unique number assigned to each model. Joining the Metal Time club opens up additional opportunities for each customer.
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Besides, every customer gets a club badge “Metal Time” and the club’s registration card, which creates opportunities for the “Metal Time” constructor owners activities.
|Steel sheets, pcs||8|