THE EFFECTS OF WEATHER ON OFFSHORE PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

The effects of weather on offshore pipelines construction in the Gulf of Mexico have been analyzed by use of a computer simulation program. Results were obtained for hypothetical projects in terms of the average construction time to be expected for different seasons of the year and the probability that any given construction time would be exceeded. The analysis included variations in the capabilities of the construction equipment to evaluate the effect of equipment performance on construction time. The accuracy of the simulation is dependent upon adequate weather statistics for the particular location, including both the frequency distribution and persistence of the weather. Graphs are presented showing both of these parameters for wave heights in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers Ann Fall Mtg (43rd)

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  • Authors:
    • McCarron, J K
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPE #2282 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM