DESIGN AND OPERATION OF OFFSHORE GRAVITY AND DISPLACEMENT TERMINALS

Offshore gathering, storage processing and transfer to transport are integral requirements for effective ocean exploitation. Recent developments of prefabricated gravity, displacement and tension-leg platforms, caissons and other type of port facilities offer many alternative approaches to the provision of these requirements. The design and operating characteristics of both steel and concrete terminals are evaluated and alternative approaches to configuration, layout, support, positioning and retention are reviewed. The characteristics of alternative terminals are discussed and a method which permits design and operating characteristics to be optimized under given environmental conditions and service requirements is proposed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Oceans (New York): Annual Combined Conference of IEEE Council on Oceanic Engineering and the Marine Technology Society, San Diego, 17-19 September 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Frankel, E G
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 470-476

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 79CH1478-7OEC Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM