Deep pit attracts full-tendon Shenzi TLP

AuthorsOlaf Waals & Arjan Voogt
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 91
DateApr 1, 2007
Reading time3 minutes

With its deep pit of 30 metres, the Offshore Basin offers the possibility of testing TLPs with their full-tendon length, even in ultra-deep waters. This allows reliable testing, including important effects such as set-down and the related airgap in large waves. These benefits attracted BHP Billiton, MODEC and SEA Engineering to select MARIN for Shenzi TLP model testing. Report explains.

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stability, seakeeping and ocean engineeringmeasurements and controldata sciencerenewablesoil and gasinfrastructuremarine systemslife at seamodel testingvortex induced motions (vim)offshore engineering