EVALUATION OF MARINE OIL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS FOR ARCTIC AREAS

This paper describes the results of a study carried out to develop a basis for the cost and performance evaluation of marine transportation systems involving ice navigation. This evaluation can then be used to select the optimal transportation solution for any potential oil and gas production location. Three main phases of the study are discussed. The first, Icebreaking Vessel Design, gathered up-to-date conceptual design and cost data for a matrix of ice- capable vessels. The second, Ice Route Transportation Model-- Evaluation Tool, developed a voyage simulation model for the analysis of ship ice operations. The last, Evaluation of Transportation Systems, examined the transportation systems applicable to a particular oil production site and the optimal solution was selected. The paper shows how use of this preliminary evaluation method results in a major reduction in capital cost estimates in comparison with other techniques. The main characteristics of subarctic marine operations are also discussed, focusing on support requirements for a comprehensive ice surveillance system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Lawson, W A
    • Hadley, R D
  • Conference:
    • Polartech '88
    • Location: Trondheim, Norway
    • Date: 1988-6-15 to 1988-6-17
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 24p.

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  • Accession Number: 00656584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM