A review of floating semisubmersible hull systems:Column stabilized unit

Odijie, Agbomerie Charles and Wang, Facheng and Ye, Jianqiao (2017) A review of floating semisubmersible hull systems:Column stabilized unit. Ocean Engineering, 144. pp. 191-202. ISSN 0029-8018

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Abstract Column stabilized semisubmersible is one of the most commonly used hull systems for the design and development of drilling and production platforms used for offshore deep water operations. Recent reconfiguration and design alterations have improved its hydrodynamic behaviour in rough weather conditions and, thus, its application and functionality in ocean engineering. Semisubmersible dry-trees applications and large wind turbine foundation systems in ultra-deep waters require high payload integration for reduced motion responses in all degrees of freedom. This paper presents a review of recent industrial and academic contributions to the development of column stabilized semisubmersible hulls used for deep water operations. It also provides an overview of the motion and structural attachments of semisubmersibles. The type and formation of dry-trees semisubmersibles are discussed. The dynamic behaviour and comparative advantages of them are also explained.

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Ocean Engineering
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Ocean Engineering. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Ocean Engineering, 144, 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.08.020
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