FLOATING JACKET - A NEW CONCEPT FOR THE DESIGN OF A FLOATING PRODUCTION, STORAGE AND OFFLOADING PLATFORM IN DEEPWATER

The most unique feature of the new floating jacket (FJ) is to place much of the needed buoyancy/ballast deep below the ocean surface. The deck and production equipment are supported by a jacket structure which is in turn erected on top of a large buoyancy/ballast tank deeply submerged. This simple concept offers many very attractive features and is particularly suitable for the design of floating production, storage and offloading systems in deepwater. Analytical and experimental investigations have been carried out to examine the motions of the platform in regular and random waves. The results indicate that the new FJ concept is a superior platform configuration so far as the seakeeping characteristics and station keeping requirements are concerned. However, in order to evaluate its overall merits, practical design considerations and cost factors must be examined carefully.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC 95, 27th Annual Offshore Technology Conf; 1-4 May 1995; Houston, Tx, USA. Procs. Vol 2, p 649 [7 p, 2 tab, 10 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Lou, J Y
    • Racine, F
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1996 12:00AM