This report examines those aspects of marine fouling which affect the safe and efficient operation of offshore structures. Marine growth on the jackets of offshore oil and gas platforms increases the fluid loading, seriously impedes inspection and maintenance and may accelerate corrosion. The underwater inspection of the gas production platforms in the southern North Sea some years after installation has shown that the fouling is much greater than was forecast. The problem of ship fouling is also discussed and is found to be easier to deal with successfully than that of fixed offshore installations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Scientific Surveys Limited

    4 Burke's Parade
    Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Freeman, J H
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00196187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM