Large concrete structures for use in deep water oil fields were probably originally conceived to fulfill an oil storage role, but more recently they are seen as platform supporting structures, rivalling the giant steel platforms now under construction for the North Sea areas. The paper reviews the general design considerations confronting the designer of large concrete structures, including the important soils considerations. The structural design problems have been examined, followed by a review of the construction considerations involved in building these large structures in a short space of time. Finally, the all important marine considerations including towing and final installation on site are examined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for meeting, April 2-3, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  75206
  • Authors:
    • Stubbs, S B
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AIME #SPE-4309 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM