SUPPLY OPERATIONS IN ICE CONDITIONS
|Author(s)||Kimmo Juurmaa, Goran Wilkman|
|D O W N L O A D|
It is quite clear that any activities taking place in adverse weather conditions, especially in ice, imply higher level or danger. It means that the crew dealing with supply operations in such conditions must have some additional knowledge in subject field. The present publication briefly describes the offshore supply operations in Caspian Sea.
The readers will get to know how the local fleets have been developed and what should now be expected. The possibilities in other areas have also been discussed, being supplemented with some examples of possible ship concepts. Even though this is just a compact booklet but it still may provide some useful information for the people with the practical working interest in the offshore activities there in the Caspian area.
The ice creates a serious challenge to the offshore exploration of hydrocarbons and their production; there are additional requirements in comparison to the operations on the open water. Note that the ice conditions in different sea will differ and the quality and composition of the supply fleet will also be different. The ships engaged in supply operations in ice conditions today are normally multi-functional...
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