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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: OTC-20065-MS
... Abstract A significant challenge of predicting Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) anchor performance is the lack of detailed sediment information. There are several proprietary and non-proprietary sources of seafloor and shallow sediment information. The various sources of sediment...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: OTC-20165-MS
... OTC 20165 Moored MODU Risk Assessment D. Petruska, H. Banon, P. Liagre and M. Leary, BP America, Inc., A. Ku, Energo Engineering, Inc. Copyright 2009, Offshore Technology Conference This paper was prepared for presentation at the 2009 Offshore Technology Conference held in Houston, Texas, USA, 4 7...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: OTC-20085-MS
... of soft clay and in layered soil illustrate how results from anchor analyses are used to document the design and to assist in the planning of an anchor installation. Introduction The current international guidelines for design and installation of fluke anchors for MODUs are developed with focus...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: OTC-20141-MS
... OTC 20141 MODU Risk-MODU Mooring Strength and Reliability JIP Overview Craig Castille, ENI Petroleum; Darrel Pelley, Transocean; John J Stiff, ABSG Consulting Copyright 2009, Offshore Technology Conference This paper was prepared for presentation at the 2009 Offshore Technology Conference held...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: OTC-20143-MS
... Abstract After the hurricanes in the GoM that resulted in several semi-submersible MODUs breaking adrift, one task of the MODU Mooring Strength and Reliability JIP was to develop a comparison between the risks associated with MODUs drilling within the Gulf of Mexico and other industries...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: OTC-20164-MS
... Abstract As higher environmental criteria are now required for GOM MODU mooring operations, the accuracy of the mooring analysis for site assessment becomes more critical. Inaccurate mooring analysis may lead to wrong conclusion concerning the acceptability of a MODU for a specific operation...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: OTC-20147-MS
... design return period redundancy upstream oil & gas reliability analysis factor normal strength annual probability probability subsea system west region system failure mooring system design pf range 0 annual pf gulf energo engineering central region line failure modu return...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 24–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-191402-MS
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 1–4, 2017
Paper Number: OTC-27555-MS
...OTC-27555-MS Time-Domain Research on Integrated Coupling Model of MODU, Drilling Riser and Wellhead Sheng Leixiang, Xu Liangbin, Zhou Jianliang, and Zhao Jingrui, CNOOC Research Institute Copyright 2017, Offshore Technology Conference This paper was prepared for presentation at the Offshore...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 1–4, 2017
Paper Number: OTC-27636-MS
... Abstract There are many idle mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) that present potential opportunities to reduce the cost of field development. This paper summarizes the background and proposes a design methodology that can be applied when companies look into the potential of modifying...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 1–4, 2017
Paper Number: OTC-27697-MS
... Abstract With a goal to improve the overall reliability of moorings used by MODUs (Mobile Offshore Drilling Units), this paper reviews gaps and issues in design standards and operation practices. MODU moorings stay at one location for a short term, compared to tens of years for permanent...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference and Exhibition, April 12–13, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-179499-MS
... of this paper is to educate others in the integration of a CML MPD system onto a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU). In order to accurately convey the integration process, the paper provides an overview of a typical CML system. The paper will give a description of key decisions that reduce the cost and time...
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Paper presented at the SNAME 21st Offshore Symposium, February 16, 2016
Paper Number: SNAME-TOS-2016-011
... activities. In addition, constant threat from icebergs may require moored mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) to be equipped with quick-release mooring systems in order to disconnect and move out of harm's way (Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Installations Regulations, SOR/95-104).While a lot of attention...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2015
Paper Number: OTC-25981-MS
... to deepwater operations and many software failures pose a risk of environmental and/or economic impact. The objective is to assess a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) systems architecture and communication connections for the possibility of unauthorized access. A review of Software Management of Change...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, March 5–7, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-163429-MS
... Abstract In Arctic offshore areas where exploration and production of hydrocarbons may occur, a substantial portion lies in water depths less than 50 meters. Currently there are no MODU's which can drill all different well types, production and exploration, over a wide range of water depths...
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Paper presented at the OTC Arctic Technology Conference, December 3–5, 2012
Paper Number: OTC-23746-MS
... Abstract In light of the recent increasing interest in the oil and gas developmentsin the arctic region, Huisman Equipment B.V. has developed a Mobile OffshoreDrilling Unit (MODU) named JBF Arctic suited for arctic condition. The stationkeeping in ice is one of the crucial factors determining...
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Paper presented at the The Twenty-second International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, June 17–22, 2012
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-12-062
... ABSTRACT Sürmene-1 is the last well of the 4 ultra deep water wells that were drilled in the Turkish Black Sea by a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU). Sürmene-1 was spudded in November 2010 by a semisubmersible rig, Leiv Eiriksson (Ocean Rig), and was temporarily abandoned in January 2011...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 2–5, 2011
Paper Number: OTC-21093-MS
... Abstract At the end of 2009, Statoil commenced four mobile drilling units (MODU) for operation in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The MODUs were Aker Spitsbergen, Deepsea Atlantic, Maersk Developer and Discoverer Americas. They were in general...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 1–3, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-139683-MS
... Abstract Siem WIS has developed a new seal solution that will be installed inside a riser below the slip joint; this will enable Managed Pressure Drilling from MODU utilizing standard equipment (slip joint etc.) The new technology will give the operator at all time status of the seals...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: OTC-20062-MS
... will summarize the current rules and recommended practices for drag embedment anchors and their application. It will then show the effect on drag embedment anchors and the application for MODU moorings. Introduction Most floating MODUs are moored using drag embedment anchors, either fluke or plate anchors...

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