A description is given of a design for a tension-leg oil drilling platform. The buoyancy of the surface structure exceeds its weight and is held in place by tensioned vertical anchor cables. Advantages of the TLP concept are enumerated, and cost studies are briefly described which show that TLP's located in severe weather locations become cost competitive with fixed platforms at 250-300 feet water depths. Design concepts, development and different platform types are all discussed, including and anchoring capability of the individual platforms.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  75221
  • Authors:
    • Brewer, J H
    • Shrum, S J
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 88-91
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 41
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM