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Marine Structural Design Calculations by Mohamed El-Reedy

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Introduction to Offshore Structures

Chapter one is covering an over view of the offshore structure and different types and how to choose the best option between them

Keywords

Offshore structure; tension leg; concrete gravity; TLP; FPSO

1.1 Introduction

Marine structures and specifically offshore structures have special characteristics from the economic and technical points of view. Oil and gas production depend on offshore structure platforms, which relates directly to global investment, as it has a direct effect on the oil price.

From a practical point of view, because of increasing oil prices, as happened in 2008, many offshore structure projects were begun.

From technical point of view, offshore structure platform design and construction is a ...

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