Development of the Norne field at 380m of water depth was dependent on a floating structure with the production capacity to meet the need of 27,500 Sm3/SDAY (170,000 bLS/day), and a storage capacity of 115,000 m3. This challenge was met by the selection of the Tentech 850 monohull design and the development of a topside design that meets these requirements. The critical element in selection of the chosen concept, was the solution for the turret and swivel area. In particular, the swivel concept is on the borderline of proven technology so far in the industry, and needed special attention during the development phases in 1995-1996. The contracting philosophy in the development of the production ship was to make use of the industries know how in the most efficient way, and design and procure the topside based on a system approach. This paper describes how this was done based on functional specifications, and with a design and layout of the topside to make this system approach possible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC 95, 27th Annual Offshore Technology Conf; 1-4 May 1995; Houston, Tx, USA. Procs. Vol 4, ppr 7927, p 555 [8 p, 5 ref, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Solberg, L
    • Urdahl, P
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Design
  • Old TRIS Terms: Fpsos
  • Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM