Offshore Structures, Second Edition, brings the most up-to-date information about offshore structures to readers. With most of the easy gas and oil reserves discovered and prices rebounding, companies are now drilling far offshore in extreme weather condition environments. As deep water wells are drilled to greater depths, engineers and designers are confronted with new problems such as water depth, weather conditions, ocean currents, equipment reliability, and well accessibility. Offshore Structures: Design, Construction and Maintenance covers all types of offshore structures and platforms employed worldwide.
The ultimate reference for selecting, operating and maintaining offshore structures, this book provides a road map for designing structures which will stand up even in the harshest environments. The subsea pipeline design and installation is also cover in this edition. The selection of the proper type of offshore structure is discussed from a technical and economic point of view. The design procedure for the fixed offshore structure will be presented and how to review the design to reach the optimum solution. Nonlinear analysis (Push over) analysis will be presented as a new technique to design and assess the existing structure. Pile design and tubular joint with the effect of fatigue loading will be presented also from a theoretical and a practical point of view.
With this book in hand, engineers receive the most up-to-date methods for performing a structural life cycle analysis; implement maintenance plans for topsides and jackets, using non-destructive testing. Under water inspection is discussed for hundreds of platforms in detail. Advanced repair methodology for scour, marine growth and damaged or deteriorating members are discussed. Decommissioning technique is used widely in oil and gas industry due to mature wells so decommissioning technique with case studies will be presented. Risk based under water inspection techniques are covered from a practical pint of view. Any offshore projects shall have installation for offshore pipeline so the design and installation for subsea pipeline shall be discussed in detail also in this book. In addition, the book will be supported by an online modeling and simulation program with will allow designers to save time and money by verifying assumptions online.
- One-stop guide to offshore structure design and analysis
- Easy to understand methods for structural life cycle analysis
- Expert advice for designing offshore platforms for all types of environments
- Save time and money by verifying designs online
- Overview about decommissioning for fixed platform
- Guide to subsea pipeline design and installation
2. Offshore Structure Loads and strength
3. Offshore Structure Platform Design
4. Geotechnical Data and Pile Design
5. Fabrication and Installation
6. Corrosion Protection
7. Assessment of Existing Structures and Repairs
8. Risk-Based Inspection Technique
9. Subsea pipeline Design and Installation
Mohamed A. El-Reedy's background in structural engineering. His main area of researches is reliability of concrete and steel structure. He has provided consulting to different engineering companies and oil and gas industries in Egypt and to international companies as the International Egyptian Oil Company (IEOC) and British Petroleum (BP). Moreover, he provides different concrete and steel structure design package for residential buildings, warehouses and telecommunication towers and electrical projects with WorleyParsons Egypt. He has participated in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) projects with international engineering firms. Currently, Dr. El-Reedy is responsible for reliability, Inspection and maintenance strategy for onshore structures and offshore steel structure platforms. He has performed these tasks for hundred structures in the red sea.
Dr. El-Reedy has consulted with and trained executives at many organizations, including the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO), bp, Apachi, Shell, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA), the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and King Saudi's Interior ministry, Qatar Telecom, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation , Saudi Arabia basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) , the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, and Qatar petrochemical Company (QAPCO), PETRONAS Malaysia, PTT Thailand. He has taught technical courses about offshore structure integrity, repair and maintenance for reinforced concrete structure, steel and offshore structures and the advanced technique in structural engineering and materials worldwide, especially in the Middle East.
Dr. El-Reedy has written numerous publications and presented many papers at local and international conferences sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, and the American Petroleum Institute. He is in the technical committee for OMAE conference for ten years. He has published many research papers in international technical journals and has authored many books about marine structure calculation, assessment of concrete structure, structure reliability, total quality management, advanced materials, economic management for engineering projects, and repair and protection of reinforced concrete structures. He received his bachelor's degree from Cairo University in 1990, his master's degree in 1995, and his Ph.D from Cairo University in 2000.