Offshore Structures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123854759, 9780123854766

Offshore Structures

1st Edition

Design, Construction and Maintenance

Authors: Mohamed El-Reedy
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123854759
eBook ISBN: 9780123854766
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 17th July 2012
Page Count: 664
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Description

Dedication

Preface

The Author

Chapter 1. Introduction to Offshore Structures

1.1 Introduction

1.2 History of Offshore Structures

1.3 Overview of Field Development

1.4 Feed Requirements

1.5 Types of Offshore Platforms

1.6 Different Types of Offshore Structures

1.7 Minimal Offshore Structure

1.8 Preview of this Book

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 2. Offshore Structure Loads and Strength

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Gravity Loads

2.3 Wind Load

2.4 Stair Design

2.5 Offshore Loads

2.6 Design for Ultimate Limit State (ULS)

2.7 Collision Events

2.8 Fires and Explosions

2.9 Material Strength

REFERENCES

Chapter 3. Offshore Structure Platform Design

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Preliminary Dimensions

3.3 Bracing System

3.4 Jacket Design

3.5 Structure Analysis

3.6 Cylinder Member Strength

3.7 Tubular Joint Design

3.8 Topside Design

3.9 Boat Landing Design

3.10 Riser Guard

3.11 On-Bottom Stability

3.12 Bridges

3.13 Crane Loads

3.14 Lift Installation Loads

3.15 Vortex-Induced Vibrations

3.16 Helideck Design

3.17 Structure Analysis and Design Quality Control

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 4. Geotechnical Data and Pile Design

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Investigation Procedure

4.3 Soil Tests

4.4 In-Situ Testing

4.5 Soil Properties

4.6 Pile Foundations

4.7 Scour

4.8 Pile Wall Thickness

4.9 Pile Drivability Analysis

4.10 Soil Investigation Report

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 5. Fabrication and Installation

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Construction Procedure

5.3 Engineering of Execution

5.4 Fabrication

5.5 Jacket Assembly and Erection

5.6 Weight Control

5.7 Loads from Transportation, Launch and Lifting Operations

5.8 Lifting Procedure and Calculations

5.9 Load-out Process

5.10 Transportation Process

5.11 Transportation Loads

5.12 Launching and Upending Forces

5.13 Installation and Pile Handling

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 6. Corrosion Protection

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Coatings and Corrosion Protection of Steel Structures

6.3 Corrosion Stresses Due to the Atmosphere, Water and Soil

6.4 Cathodic Protection Design Considerations

6.5 Design Example

6.6 General Design Considerations

6.7 Anode Manufacture

6.8 Installation of Anodes

6.9 Allowable Tolerance for Anode Dimensions

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 7. Assessment of Existing Structures and Repairs

7.1 Introduction

7.2 API RP2A: Historical Background

7.3 Den/HSE Guidance Notes for Fixed Offshore Design

7.4 Historical Assessment of Environmental Loading Design Practice

7.5 Development of API RP2A Member Resistance Equations

7.6 Allowable Stresses for Cylindrical Members

7.7 Failure Due to Fire

7.8 Case Study: Platform Failure

7.9 Assessment of Platform

7.10 Case Study: Platform Decommissioning

7.11 Scour Problem

7.12 Offshore Platform Repair

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 8. Risk-Based Inspection Technique

8.1 Introduction

8.2 SIM Methodology

8.3 Qualitative Risk Assessment for Fleet Structures

8.4 Underwater Inspection Plan

8.5 Anode Retrofit Maintenance Program

8.6 Assessment Process

8.7 Mitigation and Risk Reduction

8.8 Occurrence of Member Failures with Time

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Index

Key Features

  • One stop guide to offshore structure design and analysis
  • Easy to understand methods for structural life cycle analysis
  • Expert advice for designing offshore platforms for all types of environments
  • Save time and money by verifying designs online

Readership

Petroleum Engineers, Structural Engineers, Production Engineers and Goetechnical Engineers

Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

The Author

Chapter 1. Introduction to Offshore Structures

1.1 Introduction

1.2 History of Offshore Structures

1.3 Overview of Field Development

1.4 Feed Requirements

1.5 Types of Offshore Platforms

1.6 Different Types of Offshore Structures

1.7 Minimal Offshore Structure

1.8 Preview of this Book

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 2. Offshore Structure Loads and Strength

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Gravity Loads

2.3 Wind Load

2.4 Stair Design

2.5 Offshore Loads

2.6 Design for Ultimate Limit State (ULS)

2.7 Collision Events

2.8 Fires and Explosions

2.9 Material Strength

REFERENCES

Chapter 3. Offshore Structure Platform Design

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Preliminary Dimensions

3.3 Bracing System

3.4 Jacket Design

3.5 Structure Analysis

3.6 Cylinder Member Strength

3.7 Tubular Joint Design

3.8 Topside Design

3.9 Boat Landing Design

3.10 Riser Guard

3.11 On-Bottom Stability

3.12 Bridges

3.13 Crane Loads

3.14 Lift Installation Loads

3.15 Vortex-Induced Vibrations

3.16 Helideck Design

3.17 Structure Analysis and Design Quality Control

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 4. Geotechnical Data and Pile Design

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Investigation Procedure

4.3 Soil Tests

4.4 In-Situ Testing

4.5 Soil Properties

4.6 Pile Foundations

4.7 Scour

4.8 Pile Wall Thickness

4.9 Pile Drivability Analysis

4.10 Soil Investigation Report

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 5. Fabrication and Installation

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Construction Procedure

5.3 Engineering of Execution

5.4 Fabrication

5.5 Jacket Assembly and Erection

5.6 Weight Control

5.7 Loads from Transportation, Launch and Lifting Operations

5.8 Lifting Procedure and Calculations

5.9 Load-out Process

5.10 Transportation Process

5.11 Transportation Loads

5.12 Launching and Upending Forces

5.13 Installation and Pile Handling

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 6. Corrosion Protection

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Coatings and Corrosion Protection of Steel Structures

6.3 Corrosion Stresses Due to the Atmosphere, Water and Soil

6.4 Cathodic Protection Design Considerations

6.5 Design Example

6.6 General Design Considerations

6.7 Anode Manufacture

6.8 Installation of Anodes

6.9 Allowable Tolerance for Anode Dimensions

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 7. Assessment of Existing Structures and Repairs

7.1 Introduction

7.2 API RP2A: Historical Background

7.3 Den/HSE Guidance Notes for Fixed Offshore Design

7.4 Historical Assessment of Environmental Loading Design Practice

7.5 Development of API RP2A Member Resistance Equations

7.6 Allowable Stresses for Cylindrical Members

7.7 Failure Due to Fire

7.8 Case Study: Platform Failure

7.9 Assessment of Platform

7.10 Case Study: Platform Decommissioning

7.11 Scour Problem

7.12 Offshore Platform Repair

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapter 8. Risk-Based Inspection Technique

8.1 Introduction

8.2 SIM Methodology

8.3 Qualitative Risk Assessment for Fleet Structures

8.4 Underwater Inspection Plan

8.5 Anode Retrofit Maintenance Program

8.6 Assessment Process

8.7 Mitigation and Risk Reduction

8.8 Occurrence of Member Failures with Time

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Index

Details

No. of pages:
664
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Gulf Professional Publishing 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780123854766
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123854759

About the Author

Mohamed El-Reedy

Affiliations and Expertise

Structural Consultant Engineer, Gulf Petroleum Co.