MOORING SYSTEMS FOR HOSTILE WATERS

Purpose of the mooring system is to maintain the floating drilling vessel within certain horizontal limits of the well's center line (usually not exceeding 5 to 6% of water depth) so that drilling operations can be successfully carried out. In general there are two types of mooring patterns which can be used with any particular type of vessel: omni-environmental loads from any attack angle (0 to 360 deg); and uni-directional pattern in which there is a strong, prevailing environmental direction. Paper analyses types of anchors, anchor-, cables and chains and presents in graphical form: wind, wave, drift and current loads: mooring forces vs displacement: chain deployment geometry; and hp requirements to deploy an anchor chain.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Petroleum Engineer Publishing Company

    Box 1589
    Dallas, TX  USA  75221
  • Authors:
    • Childers, M A
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

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  • Accession Number: 00050171
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM