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Prof. T. Hikmet Karakoc
Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2018 Vol.10(2): 205-209 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2018.V10.1060

Analysis of Mooring System of Shuttle Tanker on Jack-up Platform

Haichao Liu, Hongwei Ren, and Xujiao Xing
Abstract—It is common to use the shuttle tanker to transport the oil in the marginal oilfield development. However, a reused shuttle tanker needs to reappraise its mooring safety. For certain water depth, after considering the various directions of wind and wave, a comprehensive analysis should be done on the mooring force of the shuttle tanker mooring system. We use different seed value waves and quasi dynamic analysis method to determine the shuttle tanker limit operating condition by changing the environmental parameter. The result shows that when the included angle of the horizontal projection of two chains and the direction of tanker length is 30 °, the mooring force of the mooring system is smaller than when it is 60 °. At the same time, in the case of 11.8 meters depth and 1.74 meters wave height, the tanker is unable to meet the requirements of safety operation. After step by step analysis, tanker mooring system can guarantee the safe operation when the wave height is no more than 0.6 meters, so as to accord with the safety operation condition.

Index Terms—Shuttle tanker, mooring analysis, quasi dynamic method, limit condition.

Haichao Liu and Hongwei Ren are with the Drilling Technology Research Institute of Sinopec, Shandong, China (e-mail: 15266197135@126.com).
Xujiao Xing is with the Shengli Branch of Sinopec Geophysical Company., Shandong, China (e-mail: 780126974@qq.com).


Cite: Haichao Liu, Hongwei Ren, and Xujiao Xing, "Analysis of Mooring System of Shuttle Tanker on Jack-up Platform," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 205-209, 2018.

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