MAR3035 : Offshore Design
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Zhiqiang Hu
- Lecturer: Professor Bob Dow, Dr Xiangyin Meng
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
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.
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.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||36:00||36:00||Preparation of revision material and practising past examination papers|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||18:00||18:00||Coursework - creative project|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||24:00||24:00||Examination Revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||2:00||48:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||36:00||36:00||Consolidating lecture notes and further reading|
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).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|MAR3033||Marine Engineering Design||2||N/A|
|MAR3036||Small Craft Design||2||N/A|
|MAR3133||Marine Engineering Design||2||N/A|
|Design/Creative proj||2||M||50||Approximately 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.