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Fatigue assessments of North Sea fixed platforms

Fatigue assessments of North Sea fixed platforms

a summary report

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Published by HMSO in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

At head of title: Department of Energy.

Statementreport prepared by Lloyds Register of Shipping, Offshore Services Group.
SeriesOffshore technology report -- 207
ContributionsGreat Britain. Department of Energy., Lloyd"s Register of Shipping. Offshore Services Group.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii,28p. ;
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23134960M
ISBN 100114128510
OCLC/WorldCa13141820

Lessons Learned from Predicted Versus Observed Fatigue of Offshore Steel Structures (jackets, semis) in the North Sea Ole Tom Vårdal, Axess AS and T. Moan, NTNU, Norway Guidelines for Probabilistic Inspection Planning of Offshore Steel Structures Gudfinnur Sigurdsson, DNVGL, Norway Fatigue Analysis, Lifetime Extension and Inspection Plans. result, fatigue is an important consideration in their design. Jack-up legs are made from a range of high-strength steels with yield strengths up to MPa. These steels were thought to exhibit fatigue resistance properties which are different when compared with conventional fixed platform steels such as BS 50D and BS D.

Structural Integrity Assessment of a Ship-impacted Wellhead Platform. Zakum Development Company assesses the structural integrity of a wellhead platform in Abu Dhabi after a serious boating collision, enabling early release back to operation for the platform. Learn More. Future platforms in very deep water and nonconventional structures may be more likely to suffer fatigue damage, though advanced analysis, design, and construction techniques will minimize the likelihood. Better assessments can be made when the detailed des .

Book Description. Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources covers recent developments in maritime transportation and exploitation of sea resources, encompassing ocean and coastal areas. The book brings together a selection of papers reflecting fundamental areas of recent research and development in the fields of. Fatigue assessment denotes a process where the fatigue demand on a structural element (e.g., a connection detail) is established and compared to the predicted fatigue strength of that element. One way to categorize a fatigue assessment technique is to say that it is based on a direct calculation of fatigue damage or expected fatigue life. Three.


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Fatigue assessment analysis of offshore structures with application to an existing platform in Suez Gulf, Egypt Article (PDF Available) in World Applied Sciences Journal 30(8) January.

The determination of Fatigue Strength, to be used in the fatigue assessment, assumes that an S-N Approach will be employed. The ABS criteria for fatigue assessment do not exclude the use of an alternative based on a. Fatigue assessments of North Sea fixed platforms A summary report By London (United Kingdom).

Offshore Energy Technology Board Department of Energy and London (United Kingdom). 2H’s in-depth knowledge of platform well conductors and expertise in subsea fatigue assessments enabled our client to make a probabilistic-based assessment of the risk involved in bringing wells back online once remedial measures had been taken to re-centralise the conductors.

Fatigue assessment of structural connections (tubular joints, plated connections, pipe welds, etc.) is one of the most critical issues in the design of marine structures including ships, fixed platforms, floating structures, pipelines, risers, and mooring lines.

The results of a fatigue assessment are influenced by several aspects of cost and safety. For example, in the North Sea, the deepest fixed jacket platform, the BP Magnus platform, is in ft of water.

The deepest concrete structure in the North Sea, the Shell Troll Gravity Base Structure, extends the fixed structure limit there to nearly ft water depth. Fatigue assessment of fixed offshore structures in the North Sea has been standard practice since the s.

Fatigue of floating platforms became a requirement after the accident with the Alexander Kielland platform in   platform in the North Sea, killing crew members.

One of. Marine Science7(1): 11 The Process of Fatigue Analysis on Fixed Metal Offshore Platforms 3. Fatigue Analysis Methods in the design of tubular joints, the necessary assessments for fatigue caused by alternative stresses in the joints must be performed, and for.

The age profile for fixed platforms on the UKCS is shown in Figure 1. This indicates that over platforms, i.e. approximately 50% of the total population, are beyond their original design life.

It is evident that this proportion is steadily increasing with time, particularly as the rates of platform decommissioning and new installations are.

all stages in managing platform integrity. UK historical data [9] indicate that the probability of underwater fatigue cracking is approximately 2 x p.a., which is high.

The MTD study of repairs [10] showed that out of repairs analysed 39 were due to fatigue (representing a frequency per structure year of ).

One of the important reasons of fracture in jacket pelatforms that makes the sadenly failure and structual resistanc reduce at long time, is Fatigu phenomena.

Because of existence of peridice loads derived by waves, sea current, wind, etc. hence, fatigue analysis is important item in offshore structual design. The known methodes of fatigue analys is published at design codes suche as, API and.

Long-term fatigue analysis of welded multi-planar tubular joints for a fixed jacket offshore wind turbine designed for a North Sea site in a water depth of 70 m is performed. Many older shallow water developments are exceeding their design lives and considerable attention is required to justify life extension of the wells.

2H is working with the operators of these older facilities to define inspection requirements, conduct fitness for purpose strength and fatigue assessment and designing methods of repair where needed. The re-assessment of existing North Sea structures is an increasingly important issue as the age of platforms increases.

Over 50 from a total of approximately fixed installations in the UK sector are now over 15 years old. Fatigue damage has been the main reason for repairs to North Sea structures and the risk of this continues.

Remaining fatigue life assessment of aging fixed steel offshore jacket platforms. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. An operator in the North Sea has a number of temporarily suspended tieback wells that were drilled in the s and have suffered from loss of centralisation at various conductor guide locations.

Due to a fatigue failure of one of the tieback conductors and others having experienced similar operational histories, 2H was tasked with assessing. pioneered assessment engineering for their Southern North Sea (SNS) platform fleet and their Central North Sea (CNS) platform Montrose Alpha [5].

The methodologies that Amoco used were derived from other industries such as the railway and bridge industries because. Pile design and tubular joint with the effect of fatigue loading will be presented also from a theoretical and a practical point of view.

With this book in hand, engineers receive the most up-to-date methods for performing a structural life cycle analysis; implement maintenance plans for topsides and jackets, using non destructive testing. Author of Maritime Guide, Register of ships, List of shipowners, managers & managing agents, World casualty statistics, Register of offshore units, submersibles and underwater systems, Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping, Floating docks, Classification of ships.

ABSTRACT The paper deals with the certification process of a large fixed steel platform in the North Sea with particular emphasis on the analytical systems developed within the Ocean Engineering Department of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, to pro.

For the fixed platform concepts (jacket and GBS), the different execution phases are briefly explained: North Sea - 5 - 10 Deepwater - 10 - 15 operator has to produce a formal safety assessment (TSA) himself instead of complying with detailed regulations.

Certification and Warranty Survey. In the offshore environment, one of the most common deterioration mechanisms is the fatigue of structural steel induced by wave loading. The deterioration formulation of a structural system subjected to fatigue is nowadays well known.

However, many uncertainties may affect the accuracy of the performance evaluation. The fatigue design of offshore structures normally uses wave and wind fatigue loading. Currently, fatigue analyses for fatigue damage accumulation assessments of this type of structure are based on signal–noise (S–N) curves for welded structural components, the hot-spot stress approach and the Palmgren–Miner law – according to design codes.