New Fabrication Method of the World Biggest Semi-Submersible in Modern Shipyard

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  2. Yong Lee
  3. Professor Atilla Incecik
Author(s)Lee Y; Incecik A
Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference Name3rd Postgraduate Research Conference
Conference LocationSchool of Marine Science and Technology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Year of Conference2004
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The thunder Horse Semi-Submersible had built for production of hydrocarbons at Thunder Horse field in the Gulf of Mexico. The unit houses production, drilling and living quarters (PDQ). It is designed for 25 years operation on location with catenary moorings. The unit has four columns supporting a box like upper-hull (Topside) with a moon-pool for drilling. The columns are connected by four pontoons, which form a square-shaped lower hull, all contributes to the resistance to functional and environmental loadings.