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Offshore Oil and Gas Platform: Construction methods applied to Jackets erection
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

My Master thesis was carried out from mid June 2006 until March 2007 within a major oil & gas subcontractor. My firm had been awarded a contract for the development of a new promising offshore oil field. Our role was limited to the fabrication of six Jackets designed to support the newly developed Topsides, each weighing more than fifteen thousands tonnes. Throughout the project, jacket after jacket, it has been felt that some room for improvement existed in the construction methods used for their erection. Safety always being the first motto of any oil & gas project, it is always of high interest to improve the erection methods used to carry out the most potentially dangerous operations. This is to be reached through a more detailed and careful approach of the heavy lifting operations design. More specifically, as part of the methods engineering department, my master thesis aimed at supporting the designing and setting up of all heavy lifting operations used for the erection and assembly of the external frames of the last Jacket to be fabricated. As an outcome of the work carried out by our department and all company’s teams, the Jacket was assembled and erected in due time with no remarkable incident.

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Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling , 2007. , 113 p.
Keyword [en]
oil, offshore, Jacket structure
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-9916ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-A--07/00131--SEOAI: diva2:24229
2007-03-30, IKP3, 13:00
Available from: 2007-04-01 Created: 2007-04-01

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