Shell Internationale Petroleum Mij. B.V. has ordered two loading buoys from I.H.C.-Holland for installation by Shell U.K. Exploration & Production Ltd. in the U.K. sector of the North Sea in the summer of 1973. The semisubmersible, column-stabilized structures, which will afford minimum response to roll and heave, are expected to reduce the risk of damage to submarine lines between the buoy and the pipeline manifold. The units, designated as exposed-location single-buoy moorings, will transfer crude oil to tankers through a string of hose normally coiled on a reel located on the superstructure, which rotates horizontally; bow-moored tankers can rotate through a full 360 deg. The oil hose is partly unreeled during loading and suspends freely from the reel to the tanker. A counterweight moving in the central shaft of the substructure keeps the hose in equilibrium.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  75221
  • Publication Date: 1973-6-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 42
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 23
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM