OPERATING EXPERIENCES--OFFSHORE STORAGE AND LOADING FACILITIES

Dubai Petroleum Co., after operating for three years with one 500,000 bbl submerged storage tank, two 250,000 bbl floating storage vessels, and one single point mooring (SPM) for 200,000 dwt tankers, finds the submerged storage to be superior mechanically and also to give good water-oil separation. Capital and operating costs are compared to show the relative economic merits of each type of storage. Weather conditions and tanker schedules for the three-year period are compared with predictions made for design purposes. Some revisions made to the original installation are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Held in London, England, April 2-3, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AIME-Society of Petroleum Eng Eur Ann Mtg (2nd)

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Muller, S E
    • Prince, C A
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPE-4340 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM