WASP: A NEW CONCEPT FOR SEMISUBMERSIBLES

This paper describes an innovative new concept for semisubmersibles that is adaptable to a wide variety of operational objectives and subsystem equipment packages. The WASP (Wave Adaptive Semisubmersible Platform) is a "jack-up semisubmersible" which can be tuned (with minimal ballasting) so as to improve overall stability and motion in any sea condition. Various operational advantages are described for application of the concept to ocean drilling, North Sea tug/supply operations, pipelaying, diver support, or general workover.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 391-402

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  • Accession Number: 00128734
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC 2286 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM