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Some Aspects of Spar Platform Buoyancy Can Loads

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Hugh Thompson

ChevronTexaco Exploration and Production Technology Company, Houston, TX

Mehemosh B. Irani, Lyle D. Finn

CSO-Aker Engineering, Inc., Houston, TX

Paper No. OMAE2002-28387, pp. 695-702; 8 pages
  • ASME 2002 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Volume 1
  • Oslo, Norway, June 23–28, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3611-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3599-5
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


A finite element program is developed to analyze the dynamics of buoyancy cans within the centerwell of Spar platforms. The time domain non-linear finite element model includes the effects of the hydrodynamics of the water within the centerwell, and, the gap between the buoyancy cans and guides. The forces on the buoyancy can guide structure due to Spar motions is studied in the present paper. The theoretical results are validated with experimental and field measurements. 1:20.89 scale model tests are conducted to measure the buoyancy can motions and guide reaction forces for a range of gap sizes and specified Spar motions. A Spar platform is also instrumented to measure the guide forces in actual field conditions. The prototype field data is analyzed and compared with the numerical predictions.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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