The use of VLCC's and the contruction of deepwater offshore oil terminals are economically and environmentally desirable in meeting the U.S's needs to import large volumes of crude oil. A number of offshore terminal alternatives are possible, depending on site and operating environment conditions. However, the single point mooring has proved to be very suitable for installation in unprotected waters where the operating environment is moderate to severe. Engineering studies indicate the use of the SPM cluster improves the economics of multi-SPM installations. The cluster also would improve the control of mooring and cargo transfer operations. This concept is being designed and/or proposed for several large crude oil terminals at the present time.

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  • Pagination: p. 65-92

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  • Accession Number: 00080017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM