With the gradual depletion of oil and gas resources onshore as well as shallow offshore waters, oil exploration is gradually moving deeper and deeper into the seas. One of the major means of oil exploration at such locations is by way of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) system. Because of the ever increasing depths of exploration and the prevailing harsh environmental conditions, there is a need to constantly re-evaluate or develop new methods for mooring system analyses. This paper presents the analysis of a coupled multi-component mooring/riser/FPSO system in ultra deepwater due to the first and second order wave induced motions in time-domain. Analysis was carried out for two case studies and the results were found to be quite practical.
- Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
Time Domain Analysis of a Multi-Component Mooring and Steel Catenary Risers System in Ultra Deepwater
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Ba, UM, & Chan, H. "Time Domain Analysis of a Multi-Component Mooring and Steel Catenary Risers System in Ultra Deepwater." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 3: Materials Technology; Jan Vugts Symposium on Design Methodology of Offshore Structures; Jo Pinkster Symposium on Second Order Wave Drift Forces on Floating Structures; Johan Wichers Symposium on Mooring of Floating Structures in Waves. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. June 19–24, 2011. pp. 869-876. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2011-49020
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