AN OPERATOR'S VIEW OF THE FATIGUE PROBLEM IN OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

Loadings and fatigue effects of cyclic wave forces are of major importance in the Ekofisk Field in the North Sea where Phillips Petroleum Co. is drilling in 230 ft of water and 200 mi from land. Pending construction of an oil pipeline to shore, tanker-loading facilities will be provided by a one million barrel capacity concrete storage tank which will rest on the sea bottom and extend 65 ft above the surface. Details of the design and construction of the tank are given, together with those of the single point moorings which will carrying the floating loading hoses.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Inst. Struct. Eng.--Royal Aeronaut. Soc.--Royal Inst. Nav. Archit.--Soc. Underwater Technol. Joint Meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, C C
  • Publication Date: 1972-2-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM