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Abstract

The decision on whether or not to adopt a fixed steel platform for a particular field development is made by the operator at the feasibility stage. Evaluations at that time often make use of weight and cost forecasting algorithms. One of the primary objectives of this project was to produce a new cost estimating tool. In order to achieve this a database of new platform designs was generated. Thirteen jackets covering a range of topside weights and water depths were designed and analysed. The jacket weights obtained from the 13 new designs were used to establish weight trends. These were then combined with cost data to form the forecaster. The second important aspect of this project was to evaluate the various recent advances in materials, design techniques, fabrication procedures and installation technology. Other activities undertaken during this project included a market survey of prospective new developments and a survey of fabrication yards.

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Authors: CUTHILL A M, British Steel plc, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18011 EN (1998) 186pp., ECU 31.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3528-6
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