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Safe floating offshore structures under impact loading of shipped green water and waves (SAFE-FLOW)

Objective

Offshore exploration and production of oil and gas makes increasingly use of floating offshore structures, such as Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) systems and drill ships. Operational experience with FPSOs in European waters has shown that regularly damage occurs due to the problems of 'green water' that flows onto the deck in high waves and due to waves impacting on the hull. Because oil and gas activities bear a high risk for environment and personnel, the main objective of the SAFE-FLOW project is to improve the safety, reliability and availability of floating offshore structures under impact loading of green water and waves.
A new design technology will be developed, consisting of :
- design and operational guidance
- calculation methods (in a design evaluation tool and a numerical simulation tool)
- risk assessment procedures (qualitative and quantitative)
- recommendations for new standards (rules/regulations) for floating offshore structures

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6700 AA Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (9)

BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Chertsey Road 252
TW16 7LN Sunbury-on-thames
BUREAU VERITAS S.A.
France
Address
17 Bis,place Des Reflets 17 Bis, Paris La Defense 2
92400 Courbevoie
FORCE TECHNOLOGY
Denmark
Address
Hjortekaersvej 99
2800 Lyngby
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa
IZAR CONSTRUCCIONES NAVALES S.A.
Spain
Address
Velazques, 132
28006 Madrid
PAUL A. FRIEZE & ASSOCIATES
United Kingdom
Address
Strawberry Vale 18, Strawberry Hill
TW1 4RU Twickenham
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Address
University Avenue, James Watt (South) Building
G12 8QQ Glasgow
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address

9700 AV Groningen
WS ATKINS CONSULTANTS LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road
KT18 5BW Epsom