Key Issues Associated With Development of Reassessment and Requalification Criteria for Platforms in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico

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R. G. Bea

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 212 McLaughlin Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1712 e-mail: bea@ce.berkeley.edu

O. Valle

Instuito Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico D.F. 07730, Mexico

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 122(1), 7-19 (Nov 10, 1999) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.533719 History: Received July 15, 1999; Revised November 10, 1999
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Chavez, M., 1997, “Seismic Hazard and Design Spectra for Southern Gulf of Mexico,” 16th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Proceedings of Earthquake Criteria Workshop: Recent Developments in Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessments for Port, Harbor, and Offshore Structures, Yokohama, Japan, April 17, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY, pp. 1–10.
Chavez, M., 1997, Seismic Hazard at Sites of the Campeche Bay for the Risk Assessment of PEMEX Offshore Facilities, Report to Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) and Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo (IMP), Mexico City, Mexico.


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Distribution of types of platforms in the south portion of the Bay of Campeche
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Comparison of Glenn and Oceanweather expected annual maximum hurricane wave heights
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Tracks of historic hurricanes affecting the Bay of Campeche
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Expected maximum wave heights in various water depths
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Measured storm maximum significant wave heights compared with Oceanweather hindcast significant wave heights
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Logic tree for selection of hydrodynamic drag coefficients
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Platform lateral loading-displacement characteristics
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Transient dynamic nonlinear hurricane loading effects
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Bay of Campeche earthquake plate tectonics and sources
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Seismic events (M≥5.0) affecting the Bay of Campeche region, 1800–1996
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Proposed revised ISO elastic design response spectra (T=period of system, D=damping of system, n=site classification factor for short period range, y=site classification factor for long period range, e=seismotectonic conditions factor)
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Mean and envelope response spectra
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Loading affects factors for deep alluvium sites
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Load reduction factors and ultimate to linear ratios
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Platform load and displacement capacities
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Element resistance factors for design of new SSC 1 platforms
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Element resistance factors for requalification of SSC 3 platforms
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IMP platform inspections program system
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Development of RCM inspection programs



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