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J Pet Technol 31 (07): 914–916.
Paper Number: SPE-7137-PA
Published: 01 July 1979
... to edit letters for style and content. Introduction This paper evaluates the life of a 35-kV power cable for connecting a single-anchor leg mooring (SALM) buoy with a deepwater, offshore platform. This system is unique in that the cable flexes constantly during compression as the mooring buoy moves...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, August 16–19, 2021
Paper Number: OTC-31265-MS
... of a Reactive Flex-Joint (RFJ) and the Well Access Management System (WAMS) has demonstrated significantly reduced fatigue exposure through a reduction in loads, reporting of real-time status and rig positioning advice. The RFJ is a mechanism mounted on a standard flex joint for easy installation on drilling...
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Paper presented at the CORROSION 2021, April 19–30, 2021
Paper Number: NACE-2021-16649
... Abstract Flex hoses constructed from corrosion resistant alloys (CRAs) are commonly used to supply fuel gas to heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) in plants. Due to their availability and relatively low cost, 304L/316L stainless steels (SS) are commonly used in flex hoses...
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Paper presented at the The 27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, June 25–30, 2017
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-17-436
... ABSTRACT This paper studies the integral responses of tension leg platform movement with the coupled tower. Connection modes of tendons, such as flex-joints and clamped connections are investigated. The idealization of generalized single degree of freedom system for a floating offshore wind...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 1–4, 2017
Paper Number: OTC-27584-MS
... cause cyclical bending moments and Wellhead fatigue degradation. The intention of Reactive Flex-Joint (RFJ) is to lower the fatigue damage by reducing cyclical bending moment, which is a main contributor for Wellhead fatigue. It's was built a technology demonstrator (scale 1:25) in 2006 and patent...
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Prof. Safety 62 (05): 38–43.
Paper Number: ASSE-17-05-38
Published: 01 May 2017
...Sang D. Choi; Sathy Rajendran; Kwangseog Ahn In Brief This study evaluated the impact of stretch-and-flex (SF) programs on construction worker safety and health by comparing construction firms' safety performance/injury rates before and after the implementation of workplace SF programs. Sprain...
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Paper presented at the The Twenty-fifth International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, June 21–26, 2015
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-15-295
... Study of A Novel Flex Mooring System of The Floating Wave Energy Converter in Ultra-Shallow Water Shuo Huang1, 2, Songwei Sheng1, 2, Yage You1, 2, Wensheng Wang 1, 2, Tianyu Zhang3 1 Key Laboratory of Renewable Energy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China 2 Guangzhou Institute of Energy...
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J Pet Technol 66 (05): 42–47.
Paper Number: SPE-0514-0042-JPT
Published: 01 May 2014
...Joel Parshall The oil and gas industry is flexing its muscles once again in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) with a surge of activity expected to support a robust level of deepwater development through the end of the decade. While headlines worldwide have gone to onshore North American shale drilling...
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Paper presented at the SPE Oilfield Water Management Conference and Exhibition, April 21–22, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170992-MS
... are used for sea water and ceramic membranes are used for produced water. TOTAL proposes to use only one process of membrane filtration for both sea and produced water alternatively or in comingle; it has been called the FLEX membrane process. After looking at the different processes, this paper...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 4–6, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-168057-MS
... The Differential Flex Joint Angle (DFA) is the differential angle between the BOP's and the riser, as measured by the BOP bullseye and the flex joint bullseye. In order to minimize operational challenges, it may be desired to move the rig ( Figure 6 ) in order to reduce the differential angle...
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Paper presented at the The Twenty-first International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, June 19–24, 2011
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-11-081
... ABSTRACT: This paper considers the analysis of ship springing using WISH-FLEX which has been developed at Seoul National University for hull-girder hydroelasticity in waves. WISH-FLEX is based on a hybrid BEM-FEM method to couple the boundary value problems of two distinct domains: fluid...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-553
... Introduction Many "Stretch & Flex" programs are conducted in industry and construction around the country and have been out there in many forms, created by people with all kinds of varied backgrounds, and for many years. Some float around on the internet for free or get passed down from...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: OTC-20154-MS
... OTC 20154 Innovative Solution for Emergency Repair of a Deep Water Riser (Avoiding Flooding and Re-Commissioning, Minimizing Lost-Production) A Case Study of Independence Hub Flex-Joint Repair Rush A. Selden, TDW Offshore Services LLC, Houston, Texas USA Copyright 2009, Offshore Technology...
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Paper presented at the CORROSION 2009, March 22–26, 2009
Paper Number: NACE-09493
... ABSTRACT: An aluminum impregnated nitrile rubber matrix referred to as AR-7 is a coating that has been used to protect stainless steel flex hoses at NASA's Kennedy Space Center launch complex and hydraulic lines of the mobile launch platform (MLP). This coating has great corrosion control...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 6–9, 2002
Paper Number: OTC-14327-MS
... this new material, called ?- Flex£, which will provide the oil and gas industry with an even higher performance flexible product whilst reducing delivery lead times. Introduction Unbonded flexible pipes have been in operations since the early seventies and are available from a number of manufacturers...
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Paper presented at the 2001 SEG Annual Meeting, September 9–14, 2001
Paper Number: SEG-2001-0563
... Summary Pore pressure is estimated in three dimensions across the Gulf of Mexico Flex Trend. This volume of pore pressure data is a new source of basinal information from which sand distribution, seal integrity and fluid migration pathways are interpreted. Geoscientists have just begun...
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Paper presented at the 1996 SEG Annual Meeting, November 10–15, 1996
Paper Number: SEG-1996-0043
... dmo fold coverage irregular spatial lee bell dmo operation ACQ 2.4 3D flex binning and DMO Lee Lu *, and Jeffery J. Chen, LeadingSeis Inc.; Lee Bell, and Rolando Lara, Geosignal Inc. Summary Irregular spatial sampling has always been a problem in acquisition. For 3D data with moderate...
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Paper presented at the Petroleum Computer Conference, June 2–5, 1996
Paper Number: SPE-36007-MS
... Abstract This paper describes the design of FLEX, an object-oriented, flexible grid, black-oil reservoir simulator helps in dealing with the complexity of this problem. This approach is particularly useful because of the difficulties associated with generation and use of flexible grid...
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Paper presented at the 1st North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, June 1–3, 1994
Paper Number: ARMA-1994-0131
... ABSTRACT ABSTRACT: Geologic folds are not comprised of a single flexed layer but of a heterogeneous stack of rock strata. If layer interfaces slip upon flexure, the frictional contact between layers dictates that the fold deform inelastically. This is numerically modeled using the boundary...
Illustration showing the <b>flexing</b> of fractures and the effect of fracture cl...
Published: 20 June 2012
Figure 1 Illustration showing the flexing of fractures and the effect of fracture closure stresses (FCS) &amp; ECDs on the induced fracture width. More

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