Prediction of Relative Motion and Probability of Contact Between FPSO and Shuttle Tanker in Tandem Offloading Operation

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Haibo Chen

Scandpower Risk Management AS, Gåsevikveien 2, P.O. Box 3, 2027 Kjeller, Norwaye-mail: haibo.chen@scandpower.com

Torgeir Moan

Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491, Trondheim, Norway

Sverre Haver

STATOIL Head Office, 4035, Stavanger, Norway

Kjell Larsen

STATOIL Research Center, 7005, Trondheim, Norway

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 126(3), 235-242 (Aug 13, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1782647 History: Received October 07, 2002; Revised August 13, 2003
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Passive FPSO 3-hour motion simulation
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DP FPSO 3-hour motion simulation
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FPSO-Tanker 2-hour motion simulation vs. measurement
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FPSO-Tanker 2-hour motion simulation
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Excessive surging illustration
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Excessive yawing illustration
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Vessel models in tandem offloading simulation
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Wind, wave and current directions in simulation




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