Subsea Engineering Handbook

Edited by

  • Yong Bai, President, Offshore Pipelines & Risers (OPR) Inc.
  • Qiang Bai, Offshore Pipelines & Risers (OPR) Inc.

Designing and building structures that will withstand the unique challenges that exist in Subsea operations is no easy task. As deepwater wells are drilled to greater depths, engineers are confronted with a new set problems such as water depth, weather conditions, ocean currents, equipment reliability, and well accessibility, to name just a few. A definitive reference for engineers designing, analyzing and instilling offshore structures, Subsea Structural Engineering Handbook provides an expert guide to the key processes, technologies and equipment that comprise contemporary offshore structures.Written in a clear and easy to understand language, the book is based on the authors 30 years of experience in the design, analysis and instillation of offshore structures. This book answers the above mentioned crucial questions as well as covers the entire spectrum of subjects in the discipline, from route selection and planning to design, construction, installation, materials and corrosion, inspection, welding, repair, risk assessment, and applicable design solutions. It yields a roadmap not only for the subsea engineer but also the project managers, estimators and regulatory personnel hoping to gain an appreciation of the overall issues and directed approaches to subsea engineering design solutions.
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Audience

Petroleum engineers, Structurial Engineers, Production Engineers and Goetechnical Engineers

 

Book information

  • Published: January 2012
  • Imprint: GULF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397804-2

Reviews

"Combined, the two authors have had long careers with major international firms and with academic institutions in the US, Japan, and Norway. They have prepared this book for aspiring subsea engineers, a discipline described in the preface as involving the "design, analysis, construction, installation and integrity management of subsea wellheads, trees, manifolds, jumpers PLETS and PLEMs...." Coverage is logically organized, beginning with subsea production systems (field development, distribution, surveying, positioning, and foundation, cost estimation, power supply, and risk & reliability, among other topics). Subsequent coverage includes flow assurance and system engineering; structures and equipment; and umbilical, risers & flowlines. With the Gulf oil spill, the world saw the consequences of poor engineering and management; this text is important for the thorough education of future practitioners."--Book News, Reference & Research




Table of Contents

Part I: Subsea Production Systems

Ch 1: Overview of Subsea Engineering

Ch 2: Subsea Field Development

Ch 3: Subsea Distribution System

Ch 4: Subsea Surveying, Positioning, and Foundation

Ch 5: Installation and Vessels

Ch 6: Subsea Cost Estimation

Ch 7: Subsea Control

Ch 8: Subsea Power Supply

Ch 9: Project Execution and Interfaces

Ch 10: Subsea Risk and Reliability

Ch 11: Subsea Equipment RBI

Part II: Flow Assurance and System Engineering

Ch 12: Subsea System Engineering

Ch 13: Hydraulics

Ch 14: Heat Transfer and Thermal Insulation

Ch 15: Hydrates

Ch 16: Wax and Asphaltenes

Ch 17: Subsea Corrosion and Scale

Ch 18: Erosion and Sand Management

Part III: Subsea Structures and Equipment

Ch 19: Subsea Manifolds

Ch 20: Pipeline Ends and In-Line Structures

Ch 21: Subsea Connections and Jumpers

Ch 22: Subsea Wellheads and Trees

Ch 23: ROV Intervention and Interface

Part IV: Subsea Umbilical, Risers, and Flowlines

Ch 24: Subsea Umbilical Systems

Ch 25: Drilling Risers

Ch 26: Subsa Production Risers

Ch 27: Subsea Pipelines

Index