Offshore Oil and Gas Developments in Asia-Pacific - Burgeoning Energy Demand Drives Exploration and Production Activities
- Published: February 2012
Ship-shaped offshore units are some of the more economical systems for the development of offshore oil and gas, and are often preferred in marginal fields. These systems are especially attractive to develop oil and gas fields in deep and ultra-deep water areas and remote locations away from existing pipeline infrastructures. Recently, the ship-shaped offshore units have been applied to near shore oil and gas terminals. This 2007 text is an ideal reference on the technologies for design, building and operation of ship-shaped offshore units, within inevitable space requirements. The book includes a range of topics, from the initial contracting strategy to decommissioning and the removal of the units concerned. Coverage includes both fundamental theory and principles of the individual technologies. This book will be useful to students who will be approaching the subject for the first time as well as designers working on the engineering for ship-shaped offshore installations.
1. Overview of ship-shaped offshore installations;
2. Front-end engineering;
3. Design principles, criteria and regulations;
4. Environmental phenomena and application to design;
5. Serviceability limit state design;
6. Ultimate limit state design;
7. Fatigue limit state design;
8. Accidental limit state design;
9. Topsides, mooring and export facilities design;
10. Corrosion assessment and management;
11. Inspection, maintenance and repair;
12. Tanker conversion and decommissioning;
13. Risk assessment and management; Appendix
1. Terms and definitions; Appendix
2. Scale definitions of winds, waves and swells; Appendix
3. Probability of sea states at various ocean regions; Appendix
4. Scaling laws for physical model testing; Appendix
5. Wind tunnel test requirements; Appendix
6. List of selected industry standards.
Jeom Kee Paik Pusan National University, Korea.
Anil Kumar Thayamballi