GRAVITY STRUCTURES-A NEW OFFSHORE CONCEPT

For the Danish sector of the North Sea, Odense Lindo of Denmark has developed an all-steel gravity structure suitable for water depths between 40--80 m and with waves up to 25 m. The structure is anchored to the sea bed by its own weight and is kept in position by a skirt which penetrated the sea bed. The Odense Lindo gravity steel structure consists of a base raft and an upper raft connected by one or more cylindrical columns. Its main dimensions can be varied and its elements combined to form a variety of different structures. Numerous diagrams of these possible structures are given. Gravity steel structures offer an alternative to using steel-piled platforms or concrete. More preliminary work can be done on shore and less on location. They can also provide oil storage, allowing production to continue if the shuttle tanker is held up by bad weather.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    1200 South Post Oak Road
    Houston, TX  USA  77027
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Pagination: 4 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00170178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM