THE SIZE OF NORTH SEA PLATFORMS CALLS FOR A SECURE FOOTING ON SEAFLOOR

In recent years several companies have studied concrete platform designs for the oil and gas fields in the North Sea. This has resulted in designs of platforms under construction and several other proposed platforms which have yet to receive orders. An analysis of these designs shows that the principal problems are associated with soil mechanics of the seabed, seabed erosion, stability on seabed, resistance of the structure to wave forces, construction and stability during immersion. These points are discussed in detail in this article, with particular reference to the designs of four companies which have platforms under construction at the present time.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    1200 South Post Oak Road
    Houston, TX  USA  77027
  • Authors:
    • Sparks, C P
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 138-152
  • Serial:
    • Offshore
    • Volume: 36
    • Issue Number: 10
    • ISSN: 0030-0608

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Petroleum Publishing Company
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM