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MAR3035 : Offshore Design

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

A1. To introduce the basic design concepts for fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms.
A2. To provide knowledge in order to understand the factors influencing the dynamic behaviour of fixed and floating offshore platforms.
A3. To develop skills in order to predict the dynamic motion and structural response of fixed and floating offshore platforms.
A4. To provide knowledge on project management and statutory regulations and their influence on design.

Outline Of Syllabus

To introduce the basic design concepts for fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms.
To provide knowledge in order to understand the factors influencing the dynamic behaviour of fixed and floating offshore platforms.
To develop skills in order to predict the dynamic motion and structural response of fixed and floating offshore platforms.
To provide knowledge on project management and statutory regulations and their influence on design.

Topics include:

Overview of basic design concepts; Environmental design considerations - wind, current and wave conditions for different return periods; Field development and concept selection; Design features, considerations and issues of fixed offshore structures; jacket structures, jack-up structures, compliant tower structures; Design features, considerations and issues of floating offshore structures; FPSO systems, semi-submersibles, TLPs, Spars, Design project.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion124:0024:00Examination Revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture242:0048:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion136:0036:00Preparation of revision material and practising past examination papers
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion118:0018:00Coursework - creative project
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical122:0024:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study136:0036:00Consolidating lecture notes and further reading
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures and tutorials are designed to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of concepts and detailed analysis methods (IKO1-IKO6).

The practical sessions are supervised activities in which the students apply the knowledge that they gain during formal lectures, tutorials and Independent Study to carry out a preliminary design of an offshore platform (ISO1-ISO2).

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A50N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
MAR3033Marine Engineering Design2N/A
MAR3034Ship Design2N/A
MAR3036Small Craft Design2N/A
MAR3133Marine Engineering Design2N/A
MAR3135Offshore Design2N/A
MAR3134Ship Design2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj2M50Approximately 10 pages per student
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination allows students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject-specific and key skills. This medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics within the syllabus.
The design project work allows students an opportunity to demonstrate written communication skills, design skills, IT skills and depth of understanding.

The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

Reading Lists

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