Offshore Engineering


Another brilliant textbook for the offshore workers. It will be particularly useful to the construction engineers. Among the main features of this volume the readers note the great and very informative photos making the understanding of the material much easier, inclusion of the elementary formulas to be used for the offshore calculations, and some other aspects making it a best choice for the students.

The book has gained the extreme popularity in the offshore industry worldwide and is used as an excellent reference guide for the selection, operation and maintenance of the various offshore structures. The content will provide readers with a sort of roadmap for the design of the structures standing up in any environments. The author has also discussed the matters of selecting proper type of the structure from both technical and economical viewpoints.

In addition, he has presented the effective design procedure to be applied to the fixed structures and gave some instructions on the design review in order to get the optimum technical solution. the offshore engineers having this book will received the information on the most effective and up-to-date methods to be used for the analysis of the structural lifecycle and implement the relevant maintenance plans...

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This nice title shall be treated as the informative resource for everyone who need to know everything about the concrete applied in the offshore structures working in the sea-water environments since it is providing all necessary info related to these structures, chemical composition, microstructure and mechanical properties of concrete, gives some interesting historical background of concrete commonly used in the sea-water, frequent causes of the concrete deterioration in the seawater, proper selection of construction materials, proportions for the durable concrete mixtures, repair works on various marine structures, concreting practice, and future applications of the concrete offshore.

The author limited the use of specific terminology and added numerous real-life examples and also many supplementary illustrations. The concrete is deservedly considered a practical and durable material and its utilization in construction of various maritime/offshore structures is quite beneficial from economical point of view. Same applied to the reinforced concrete considered a perfect material for constructing the advanced marine structures. The present title provides crystal clear explanations of the relevant technical aspects of concrete use in building the maritime/offshore structures together with its behavior...

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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.

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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.

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This book will be greatly appreciated by all newcomers to the industry. It will help them to get a deep and thorough understanding of the fundamentals including terms. The volume is a very useful collection of basic information and shall be used as a go-to resource saving time and collating essential information and data about concepts of pipeline integrity.

The publication is a perfect reference guide to a wide range of topics falling under the umbrella of pipeline integrity mentioned in the title. The content of the book is a good and informative compilation of commonly used terminology, technical concepts, techniques and methods that all of the people involved in the industry will most likely encounter during their work or researches in the field.

All explanations and definitions provided in the pages of this book are written in a language that would be easily accessible even to the non-specialists, all complex concepts are simplified to allow easier understanding. As a results, the readers are able to get a quick overview of any topic and understand it.

The authors draw the relationships existing between the technical concepts in a very clear manner supplementing it with numerous cross-references. Hundreds of data diagrams, tables, charts and drawings supplement the text. Featuring more than a thousand of entries, the dictionary will be of great practical use for all people involved in the pipeline related works.

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There is more than a century history of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. Subject area has been treated as a primary source of oil and gas for America, generating as much as ninety-seven percent of all offshore hydrocarbons production. The release of the present document is an attempt to highlight the offshore oil and gas production activities in the deepwater GOM.

The publication was prepared by the Office of resource Evaluation in the Gulf of Mexico to present the seismic, leasing, geologic, well, reserves and of course production information addressing the deepwater portion of the Gulf. There are numerous criteria commonly used when defining deepwater. The threshold that separate deepwater and shallow water ranges from 200 to 457 meters. Within the content of this document deepwater is defined as the water depth exceeding 305 meters, or one thousand feet.

Most of the information contained in the ages of this report gas been collected from the data available by the end 2014. The crude oil is reported together with the condensate, same applies to the non-associated and associated gas. The report is very informative and will be useful to the people with professional interest in the offshore exploration an production of hydrocarbons.

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This book contains the report presenting the results of the study performed by the recognized industry experts. The main declared objective of the study was the thorough analysis and review of the offshore use of the drag anchors. The idea of the authors was to establish the practice of the usage of subject anchors – this includes selection of the proper anchors, methods of their deployment and recovery, periodical inspection and survey of the anchors, failures that can occur during the anchor operations.

Difficulties commonly experienced when performing anchor handling operations, and many other important aspects. The report includes the valuable information covering the fabrication methods, dimensions and shapes of the drag anchors, their holding power and reliability matters.

The authors have gathered and analyzed a huge amount of information and data to get to the most accurate results of the study – subject information was collected using two methods, namely a literature survey and circulating relevant questionnaires to the authoritative offshore industry organizations . Numerous professional conclusions relating to the safety and reliability aspects have been drawn from the content of the report.

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Have a look into this excellent set made of two books – A Non-technical Overview and Operations and Practices. The process of preparing these volumes started some decades ago. The first book is actually dealing with the hardware of the petroleum industry, i.e. the vessels serving the industry including so-called OSVs – offshore supply and offshore support vessels, together with their technical characteristics and operations.

The division applied by the author made it possible for the readers to easily select which of the shipping industry aspects is interesting to them. The contemporary tanker business is driven by the logistics. The demand for the oil tankers depends on where exactly the hydrocarbons are consumed; addition to that, the location where the crude oil is produced and refines, is also important.

The material contained in the present book is arranged in twelve separate chapters providing the introduction to the offshore shipping industry and giving valuable insight to the modern tankers, refinery operations, design and operation of the tankers, oil pollution prevention and associated liability, LPG market and many other areas. Some good historical background has been provided by the author so that the readers have a full and clear picture of how the industry developed through years.

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