The publication presents a good practical perspective and comprehensive overview when dealing with the both onshore and offshore oil spills that could potentially impact the sensitive marine and coastal environments. The content of the volume is providing an excellent synopses as to the established methods of dealing with the consequences of the oil spills.
The original edition of the title was released in 1978 and the significant technological progress has taken place since then. The current release of the volume has been specifically designed to provide the readers with all required knowledge of both control and cleanup of the oil spills. The content is intended to be of use for the general public as well as to the people actually engaged in the cleanup activities though it shall not expected to serve as a field manual. The document is mainly dealing with the crude oils plus the petroleum products that are derived from them.
In addition to the established cleanup techniques, the author has also provided the information on how the spills shall be detected and measured plus addresses the physical and chemical properties of the oils. The oil spill effects to the surrounding environments and cleanup effectiveness are varying with the oil type. The author has also reviewed different oil types to help reader get better understanding of the different control and cleanup measures required in each particular case.
Production of both oil and gas offshore involves the most sophisticated engineering projects and is considered a prime source of income for many countries and commercial entities. It shall be noted that the risks of the major offshore accidents demonstrated by such the famous disasters such as the Piper Alpha, Alexander Kielland, Ocean Ranger and Sleipner A are also involved.
Subject accidents are representing the ultimate way in which the offshore engineering projects could go wrong. Among such accidents we would note the human death and suffering, environment pollution and commercial problems. The QRA, standing for the quantitative risk assessment, addressed in this publication, is a new technique cutting across the traditional divisions of engineering, applying to all of them. Most of the textbooks addressing this technique are relating to the fields on chemical/nuclear engineering and currently there is no any standard reference volumes that would provide the proper guidance on the offshore risk assessment.
The objective of this guide is to give an introduction to the QRA as applied to the offshore industry, aiming to introduce all most important aspects of the QRA and describing the good contemporary practice in offshore QRA, including selection of the data and more or less simple analytical techniques to be used...
Each part of this excellent offshore engineering textbook was specifically prepared by the prominent and world-renowned industry experts. All technical information and data selected for inclusion into the book have been presented in the forms of the reference data tables and design charts.
The author, Subrata Chakrabarti, has also included numerous live examples showing how exactly the theoretical fundamentals outlined in the pages of this two-volume set should be directly applied in the technical design of the different offshore structures. In the last couple of decades many efforts were made in the fields of offshore exploration and mineral production.
The present document is mainly aimed to fill in the existing information gap and accommodate the need for the reference source in the offshore engineering. The main content of the volume covers all fundamental background materials plus their practical applications. The author has particularly emphasized the practical application of the theory and covered different aspects of the structures and clear descriptions.
The main objective of the volume was to provide the industry with the key aspects of the offshore engineering without going deep into the specific design issues. Absolutely recommended to all participants of the offshore industry due to the information/data included by the author.
In this publication the author has made a nice attempt to present the account of several important aspects of the marine geology and geophysics sciences. In fact, the content of the volume is a sort of account of the rocks located at the very bottom of the sea. Of course, the readers who have no professional background in geology may actually find the terminology used in the text of this volume quire confusing, that's why the author has provided some very basic introduction in the first chapter of his work.
The appendices provide readers with the brief descriptions of the minerals forming the rocks and a good informative summary of the geological timescale. The book starts with the explanation of the geophysical techniques applied to the seafloor exploration, followed by the chapter dedicated to the topology of the seafloor. The following chapters are dealing with the pelagic and abyssal plain sediments plus movements of the seafloor.
Remaining chapters are focusing on the igneous rocks, ocean basin structure, polar wandering and continental drift. In short, the book is quite rare and providing interested readers with wealth of really useful information on marine geology they may require for further study and researches in this field.
Nowadays, the offshore deep water oil wells are drilled to the greater and greater depth and the designers and engineers of the pipelines are confronted with the absolutely new technical problems, accordingly. Such problems commonly include the depth of the water, ocean currents, weather conditions, reliability of the equipment and, of course, the accessibility of the wells.
The content of this book is mainly based on the authors' thirty years practical experience in the offshore industry. The authors of the book have provided readers with the comprehensive coverage of the whole spectrum of the related subjects in this discipline, starting from the installation of pipes and selection of the routing and planning of works up to the design and construction of pipelines, together with their installation in various underwater environments around the globe.
This publication shall definitely be treated as a must-have and all-inclusive volume covering all recent technical breakthroughs in welding, corrosion prevention and inspection of pipelines, offering all interested readers a very easy-to-understand guidance to the design codes which are recognized and followed in many countries including US, UK, Norway and others. The reader will gain all required expert coverage of these codes and understand how to conduct a proper design of the pipelines and risers...
The inspections of the subsea pipelines and the associated maintenance and repairs are very costly for the pipeline and petroleum engineers and that is the reason why they required proper technical training focusing on provision of the strength and integrity of the systems. This volume shall be considered a really perfect companion for all new engineers willing to be kept aware of the modern techniques.
The publication is offering its readers a ready problem-solving approach to the detection of leaks, integrity management, together with the reliability applications, including the risk analysis. The volume is a very broad-ranging and easy in use, with its content being packed with numerous informative data tables, calculations and images focusing on the corrosion of the pipelines, subsea repairs and flexible piping.
As a result, this volume will provide engineers with all required technical knowledge and power so that they can protect the offshore pipeline investments in a safe and effective manner. The material relating to the line pipe selection in also included, particularly the selection of the steel lines. The publication also covers the assessment of different types of corrosion processes and provides the process and flow assurance for the offshore subsea pipeline systems. An absolutely necessary and very useful title for all people engaged in offshore subsea engineering.
The present publication has been prepared to serve as a reference tool covering numerous important aspects of SPM, standing for the single point mooring systems. Such systems are widely used to keep a marine facility stationed at one particular fixed location. The vessels to be fixed could be FSO or FPSO. Nowadays, there are hundreds of SPM systems operational.
The opening part of this volume gives some brief historical background of the origins of oil and gas exploration and the supply and demand for oil in today's situation. In addition, this publication also shows the history of the development of the SPM systems, addressing some of the important aspects of designing these systems. The author of this volume also goes into details of the hydrodynamics and loadings acting on these facilities by waves and wind together with the behaviour of various types of mooring systems. The historical overview is followed by the chapter describing the basic technical characteristics of FPSOs and relevant terminology as well as fundamental design considerations. There is a separate chapter dedicated to the weather conditions, i.e. current, wind, waves including simulation, and hurricane conditions.
Mooring elements and risers are described in the next chapters. The book is also dealing with such aspects as riser analysis, hydrodynamic forces, particulars of VLCCs, wind and current loads acting on FPSOs and VLCCs, first and second order wave forces, roll and pitch, viscous forces, signal analysis, mat equations, model testing and so many others.
A new release of maybe the best principle primer of the offshore industry. The present publication has not been originally intended to serve as a definitive manual, it would rather be useful as the overall reference source providing the general technical introduction to the offshore engineering which is quite a complex object. The author's aim was to provide readers with a full coverage of the important aspects of the offshore industry presented in easily understandable terms; his efforts have made this title popular and appreciated by both newcomers to the offshore industry and the experiences practicing engineers. The content of the publication starts with the general information about the offshore structures and vessels. According to the numerous feedbacks, this title shall be treated as a very valuable and timely addition to any specialist's library. The author has provided superb and lucidly clear technical explanations of the key aspects of the disciplines involved and made the book rick of essential information easily accessible to the readers regardless of their background and experience in the field. The offshore engineers of today are required to perform a huge number of different tasks; this book shall definitely be on his shelf for ready and quick reference. It will be particularly valuable to the new recruits to the offshore industry and equally appreciated by the experienced specialists willing to refresh their technical knowledge...