WIT Press


Model Study Of Bucket Foundations Platform With New Installation Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FSI010181

Volume

56

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

945 kb

Author(s)

W. Li, J.H. Tan & C.O. Chin

Abstract

Bucket Foundations Platform (BFP) is an innovative and cost-effective ocean platform. BFP may be founded in seabed by suction, and easily be drawn out for relocation. To cater for an urgent need of China marginal oil field exploitation, a pioneer BFP with a new installation technique is introduced in this paper. The installation of a BFP is a crucial process in reducing time and cost of an offshore operation. This study examines the innovative installation method, namely the self-ballast mooring installation method, which allows a BFP to be sunk down and founded from tow draft to seabed without the assistance of a vessel. The motion characteristics and mooring req

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