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.
- Presented at the Inst. Struct. Eng.--Royal Aeronaut. Soc.--Royal Inst. Nav. Archit.--Soc. Underwater Technol. Joint Meeting.
Royal Institution of Naval Architects10 Upper Belgrave Street
- Anderson, C C
- Publication Date: 1972-2-28
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Offshore terminals; Petroleum; Petroleum terminals; Single point moorings
- Old TRIS Terms: Spm buoy storage
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00056530
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM