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Module

MAR3035 : Offshore Design

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Zhiqiang Hu
  • Lecturer: Dr Simon Benson
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System

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

1.       Overview of basic offshore platform design concept;
     
2.       Environmental loads design considerations – wind, wave and current conditions;
     
3.       Design features of offshore platform hull structure, including FPSO, semi-submersibles, TLPs, Spars,
Jacket structures, jack-up structures and compliant tower structures;
     
4.       Design features of positioning system, including spreading mooring, single-point mooring and dynamic
positioning system;
     
5.       Design based on analysis (DBA) with numerical simulation practice for global dynamic analysis of
deepwater oil and gas platform.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion215:0030:00Coursework - creative project - 15 hours in S1 and 15 hours in S2
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials170:0070:00Independent study on lecture materials- 50 hours in S1 and 20 hours in S2
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials81:008:00Online coursework materials learning 2 hours in S1 and 6 hours in S2
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials221:0022:00Online teaching materials: recorded lectures, notes and quizzes - 11 hours in S1 and 11 hour
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Examination revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical41:004:00Present-in-person coursework based activity in PC Lab - 1 hour in S1, and 3 hours in S2
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Present-in-person tutorial - 2 hours in S1 and 2 hours in S2
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities29:0018:00Book chapter, additional lecture notes, worked example, websites - 9 hours in S1 and 9 hours in S2
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching141:0014:00Present-in-person session, 7 hours in S1 and 7 hours in S2
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity11:001:00One taken home assignment on coursework self-learning check.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study113:0013:00General 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
Ship Design2N/A
Small Craft Design2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj2M50Approximately 10 pages per student
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation2MStudents give a presentation of their design.
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.

Reading Lists

Timetable