OFFSHORE PIPELINE INSTALLATION SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS FOR A CONVENTIONAL LAY-BARGE

An interactive design method for offshore pipelaying operations in normal and extreme environmental conditions is described. Starting from the static equilibrium analysis, a simple graphical representation is outlined that facilitates lay-barge handlings. The dynamic motions of the pipeline are then superposed using statistical representations. One graphical design chart permits "on-barge" immediate decisions to be taken. Downtime analysis can also be simulated using probabilistic modeling of sea conditions and pipe-laying safety.

  • Corporate Authors:

    CML Publications

    Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
    Southampton, Hampshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Rammant, J P
    • Backx, E
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 3-21
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM