MOBILE FOUNDATION FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING PLATFORM IN AN ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT

An investigation has been made into the structural integrity of a proposed mobile platform of offshore Arctic drilling equipment. In this paper, the authors discuss: the effects upon the structure of static, thermal, and dynamic loads expected in arctic operating conditions; transport of the platform as an air cushion vehicle. Since the weight of the platform with drilling equipment in place is assumed to be sufficient to break through the ice cover, a built-in melt system for protection from slowly encroaching ice has been proposed. The effectiveness of and strain resulting from such a system are evaluated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From ASME meeting Nov. 17-22 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • McKinney, W M
    • Lea, J F
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper N74-WA/Oct-14
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM