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1. (WO2018009865) LIFT FRAME STORAGE AND DEPLOYMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/009865    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/041196
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 08 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B63B 27/04
B63B 35/44
E21B 19/00
E21B 19/02
Applicants: ENSCO INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
Inventors: VU, Van Van
Title: LIFT FRAME STORAGE AND DEPLOYMENT
Abstract:
Techniques and systems to store and deploy a lift frame (22) of an offshore vessel (10). A device (42) may include a member arm (46) comprising a locking feature (60) configured to couple the member arm (46) to a lift frame (22) of the offshore vessel (10). The device (42) may also include a base (48) configured to be coupled to a drill floor (44) of the offshore vessel (10), wherein the base (48) comprises a joint (50) configured to allow for rotation of the member arm (46) and the lift frame (22) from a storage position having a first angle between the member arm (46) and the drill floor (42) and a deployment position having a second angle between the member arm (46) and the drill floor (42).