offshore engineering and mooring

Technical Bulletin 2008


Finding the right site for an offshore unit, understanding the local conditions and then designing moorings which will hold it in place are the three apparently  simple but in practice complex problems which many of the papers in this section address. There is a strong focus on moorings, and also papers which summarize the long experience of Bureau Veritas with offshore concrete floating structures.


articles authors

Characterization of polyester mooring lines

Michel François, Peter Davies

Impact of the use of FullQTF on LNGC moored in shallow water studies

C. Brun, F. Rezende, D. Coache, J. Mombaerts

Latest evolution of Metocean analysis practices and their applications

T. Barberon & G. Gourdet

Connection hull–topsides: principles, designs and returns of experience

G. Gourdet

Conversion of Offshore Floating Facilities : How to tackle them with an asset integrity focus

C. Chauviere & J. Esteve

Influence of fibre stiffness on deepwater mooring line response

P. Davies, K. Salomon, C. Bideaud, J-P Labbé, S. Toumit, M. François, F. Grosjean, T. Bunsell

Directional wave partitioning and its application to the structural analysis of an FPSO

R. Lawford, J. Bradon, T. Barberon, C. Camps, R. Jameson

Deepwater Moorings with High Stiffness Polyester and PEN Fiber Ropes

Davies P., Lechat C., Bunsell A., Piant, François M., Grosjean F, Baron P., Salomon K., Bideaud C., Labbé J.P., Moysan A.G.

Lessons learnt from 12 years operations of a huge floating production unit made of pre-stressed high performance concrete

B. Lanquetin, H. Dendani, P. Collet, J. Esteve