FLOATING ICE PLATFORMS: OFFSHORE OIL EXPLORATION

Offshore exploratory drilling from thickened, floating ice platforms in the Canadian arctic islands is described. Design procedures, based on elastic plate theory and finite element analysis, are used in conjunction with a reduced elastic modulus to predict long-term deflections. Construction of the platforms is carried out using While this ship is not the first floodable hold BCV, i.e., it does not require any mechanical barge handling devices, the barge hold is enclosed and thus the ship is able to carry containers on the upper deck. Two ships are to be years and for the near future are to heavier rig loads and longer durations.

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  • Accession Number: 00310482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM