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The Effect of Mooring System and Sheared Currents on Vortex Induced Motions of Truss Spars

Authorsvan Dijk, R.R.T, Voogt, A.J. (MARIN), Fourchy, P. (Murphy Oil Corporation) and Mirza, S. (Agip Petroleum, Inc.)
Conference/JournalOMAE Conference, Cancun
DateJun 1, 2003

Since 1996 Spars have been used as production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Spar Vortex Induced Motions (VIM) in strong currents like the hurricane and loop currents are an important consideration for the design of the mooring system and risers.


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