VERIFICATION OF OFFSHORE PLATFORM DESIGN AND INSTALLATION: THE MARINE BOARD PANEL VIEW

At the request of the USGS, the Marine Board appointed a panel to determine whether or not independent third party verification of offshore structures would be of sufficient benefit to the Federal government, industry, and the public to warrant the time and costs involved. If the answer was yes, then the panel was asked to recommend the scope and detail for verification, the availability of suitable criteria and guidelines, and the relative merits of alternative organizational concepts for verification. The panel concluded that while the safety record of offshore structures has been excellent, an increased and formalized verification system should be undertaken in order to provide the government with a sound basis for assuring the public of the integrity of OCS structures, especially as they are extended to new frontier areas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the 9th Annual OTC in Houston, Texas, May 2-5 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Gerwick, B
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00158264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V2, OTC 2807 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM