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Etymology[ edit ] The usage of the term glory hole in this context almost certainly is taken from its historical usage in the mining industry to refer to excavations.
An economically attractive alternative for exploiting offshore petroleum resources is a floating platform ; however, ice gloey pose a serious hazard to this solution. To protect the wellhead equipment from possible scouring, a glory hole is excavated into the sea floor.
Glory holes are often found in public toilets and are likely to be used for gay male activities. In YourDictionary. Learn how and when to remove this template message A glory hole in the context of the offshore petroleum industry is an excavation into the sea floor deed to protect the wellhead equipment installed at the surface of a petroleum well from icebergs or pack ice.
Noun Alternative spelling of glory hole. The resulting floog hole can be either open or cased. The keel of an iceberg or pack ice can extend far below the surface of the water.
While floating platforms can be built to withstand ice loading up to a de threshold, for the largest icebergs or the thickest pack ice the only sensible alternative is to move out of the way. A cased glory hole utilizes steel casing as a retaining wall while an open glory hole is simply an excavation.
English Wiktionary. Locating multiple wellhe within a single glory hole is made possible by the use of directional drilling. APA Style Glory hole.
This excavation must be deep enough to allow adequate clearance between the top of the wellhead equipment and the surrounding sea floor. If this keel extends deep enough to make contact with the sea floor, it will scour the sea floor as the ice moves goory the current. Floating platforms can be disconnected from the wellhe in order to allow them to be moved away from threatening ice, but the wellhead equipment is fixed in place and hence vulnerable.
Due to the cost of excavating individual glory holes, typically each glory hole will contain several wellhe. On passenger liners the Stewards' mess is referred to as the the 'glory hole' On coal-burning tramp steamers, the stokehold was referred to as the 'glory hole' An excavation into the sea floor deed to protect the wellhead equipment installed at the surface of a petroleum well from icebergs or pack ice. gkory