The crude oil storage tank erected on the Ekofisk oil field, in the North Sea, is the first buoyant structure with a 64m draught for a 205 000 cu m displacement ever constructed. Its construction in a Norwegian fjord, towage over more than 400 km and installation in a 70 m water depth, were the result of design technical applications on the reduction in wave forces and scouring hazards (Jarlan perforated wall theory), on the stability of a big size caisson and on all towing problems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper from Symposium on Ocean Engineering Nov. 1974. Set of 12 papers (130 pages) $30.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institution of Naval Architects, England

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    London SW1X 8BQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Marion, H A
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00129247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Royal Institution of Naval Architects, England
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM