An improvement to the conventional single-buoy mooring (SBM) storage-barge concept has been developed by the Royal Dutch/Shell Group and I.H.C. Holland (Abstract No. T3-464). In the new design, the buoy is made by integral part of the storage vessel and is connected rigidly to this by a cantilever structure. Alternatively, the SBM can be designed as part of the vessel's bottom structure and can act as a pivot around which the vessel can swivel. Since in both cases the complete anchoring system and storage vessel can be moved when required to a new location, the concept represents an ideal solution to offshore-production problems until either a pipeline is laid or permanent storage facilities installed. The system is described.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • Morrison, J
  • Publication Date: 1971-6-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 78-80
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 69
    • Issue Number: 26
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM