Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128185513

Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures

1st Edition

Authors: Kai-Tung Ma Chi-Tat Thomas Kwan Yong Luo Yongyan Wu
Paperback ISBN: 9780128185513
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 1st June 2019
Page Count: 300
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Early offshore engineers don’t have proper training or resources to learn how to design an efficient mooring system for their offshore structures with most relying on older experienced engineers to work and train them. Instead of learning through trial and error on the job, Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures delivers in-depth knowledge on mooring system engineering in oil and gas drilling, production, construction, and renewable energy. Providing adequate information for daily offshore challenges, this reference will give beginners a solid look at the fundamentals involved with literature review to fill in the knowledge gaps. More advanced engineers can stay up-to-date through analysis guidance, integrity issues, and practical worldwide examples provided.

Topics include mooring designs with coverage on current standards and codes, mooring analysis, and theories behind a mooring analysis of quasi-static or dynamic approaches. Advancing on to the practical use of design criteria for strength and fatigue, the reference summarizes the experience and lessons learned in installation, operation, inspection and maintenance. Rounding out with integrity and reliability issues, Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures finally gives young and experienced offshore oil and gas engineers the knowledge needed to understand the various types of mooring systems, their design, analysis, and operations to run safely, efficiently, and at high performance.

Key Features

  • Understand the various types of mooring systems and the theories behind mooring analysis
  • Gain practical experience and lessons learned from worldwide case studies
  • Combine strong mooring engineering fundamentals with practical applications to solve today’s offshore oil and gas challenges


Offshore oil and gas engineers; ocean engineers; Graduate-level ocean engineering; naval architects; geotechnical engineers

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Types of Mooring
3. Environmental Loads
4. Mooring Design
5. Mooring Analysis
6. Fatigue Analysis
7. Model Test
8. Anchor Selection
9. Off-Vessel Components
10. On-Vessel Equipment
11. Installation
12. Inspection and Maintenance
13. Integrity Issues and Reliability
14. Integrity Management
15. Mooring for Renewable Energy


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About the Author

Kai-Tung Ma

Dr. Kai-Tung (KT) Ma is currently Team Lead for the Mooring Engineering group at Chevron leading a team of engineers to provide expert consultancy to Chevron’s business units around the world regarding integrity management of over 16 floating production facilities and over 12 offloading buoys. He previously worked for David Tein Consulting as manager of the technology department, HPMG consulting as a senior engineer, and the American Bureau of Shipping as a senior engineer in the research department. He has published in many journals and earned four patents. He also was awarded Chevron President’s Human Energy Award in 2016, and Best Young Engineers from the American Bureau of Shipping in 1998. KT is very active in API and ISO working on subcommittees and is a member of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers, Society of Ocean Technology and Resource Developers, and is a professional engineer in the state of Texas. KT earned a BS in naval architecture and ocean engineering from National Taiwan University, a MS in naval architecture and offshore engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in naval architecture and offshore engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Affiliations and Expertise

Team Lead, Mooring Engineering, Chevron, Texas, USA

Chi-Tat Thomas Kwan

Chi-Tat Thomas Kwan is currently a mooring and riser consultant with both Kwan Engineering Service and Genesis Engineering with over forty years’ experience in marine and structural engineering with expertise in moorings, risers, and floating structures. Chi-Tat developed industry standards and served as chairman for the API Mooring Task Group, leading revisions of existing standards as well as writing new API references. He previously has supported Chevron and SparTEC as a consultant, providing technical advice and coordinating projects for floating drilling and production operations. He was also senior research specialist for the offshore division of Exxon Production Research Company for over 20 years performing mooring and dynamic positioning for Exxon’s floating drilling and production operations worldwide. Chi-Tat earned a BS in civil engineering from Chu Hai College in Hong Kong, a MS and PhD both in structural engineering from the University of Houston. He has published in many journals and was awarded the Offshore Energy Center’s Hall of Fame Pioneering Technology Award in 2015 and a Citation for Distinguished and Meritorious Service Award from API in 1992.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mooring and Riser Consultant, Kwan Engineering Service and Genesis Engineering, Texas, USA

Yong Luo

Yong Luo is currently President of COTEC, Inc. with 28-years’ experience. COTEC is an engineering service company to the offshore energy industry specializing in naval architecture, structural engineering and subsea/pipeline engineering. He is an expert in areas of hydrodynamics and mooring engineering and has held key managerial and technical positions with engineering consultancy companies, Class Society, and large EPC contractors including head of the hydrodynamics department at Noble Denton, and manager of the mooring & hydrodynamics department at SBM. He has published over 50 technical papers on hydrodynamics, mooring and riser system designs, floater global responses, risk analysis, and field development concepts. Dr. Luo earned a bachelor of science in naval architecture from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, a master of business administration from the University of Leicester UK, and a PhD in ocean engineering from the University of Strathclyde UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, COTEC, Inc., Texas, USA

Yongyan Wu

Dr. Yongyan Wu is a Sr. Principal Naval Architect of Aker Solutions Floating and Marine Facilities group in Houston. As a lead mooring engineer, he plays a key role in several major offshore projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Western Australia, and Southeast Asia. He published more than 20 technical journal and conference papers in wave mechanics, wave/structure interaction, and station-keeping. He holds a Ph.D. degree in ocean and resources engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, M.S. and B.S. degrees in naval architecture and ocean engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas and serves as a Technical Editing Panelist for API RP 2SK and Offshore Technical Committee for SNAME.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lead Mooring Engineer, Aker Solutions, Houston, TX

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