MEASURED WAVE FORCE DATA ON OFFSHORE PLATFORMS

Wave forces on vertical cylinders and wave profiles were measured with instruments on two oil production platforms in 30 ft (1954-1958) and 100 ft (1960-1963) of water, respectively, in the Gulf of Mexico. Wave data were recorded during a number of storms and for waves up to 40 ft high. These data have been proprietary but now are deposited in public archives. The purpose of the paper is to present the following background information that defines the wave force data being made available: (1) instrumentation, (2) raw data collected, (3) data processing steps, and (4) location of archives. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Thresher, L W
    • Aagaard, P M
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Accession Number: 00057130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM