FEASIBILITY OF A FIXED PLATFORM FOR USE IN 1,300 FT OF WATER

A deep-water fixed platform for drilling and production operations in the Bass Strait off the coast of Australia seems technically feasible. This conclusion is based on analysis and preliminary design of a fixed-bottom steel platform for 1,300 ft of water. This paper emphasizes the analytic results that play a significant part in the platform design. Analytical procedures on the expected behavior under wave action, earthquakes and fatigue are explained. Factors considered in designing the foundation are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Loftin, T D
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Accession Number: 00165416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM