VESSEL FOR OFFSHORE CONSTRUCTION IN HEAVY SEAS

The paper discusses the engineering considerations leading to the design of the Choctaw, the first column-stabilized construction barge, and how they were realized. The barge is capable of sustaining operations in seas up to 16 ft and of maintaining her station in unrestricted oceans. Actual data on motion and mooring forces obtained on board the vessel are presented and compared with tank-test predictions. The paper describes a method to predict, on the basis of available preliminary data, the motions of the barge in various sea conditons.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Goern, Y
    • McMillan, B
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Accession Number: 00048420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM