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Module

MAR3035 : Offshore Design

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Zhiqiang Hu
  • Lecturer: Dr Simon Benson
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
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

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 analsysi of deepwater oil and gas platform.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials221:0022:00Online teaching materials: recorded lectures, notes and quizzes - 11 hours in S1 and 11 hour
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials81:008:00Online coursework materials learning 2 hours in S1 and 6 hours in S2
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials170:0070:00Independent study on lecture materials- 50 hours in S1 and 20 hours in S2
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion215:0030:00Coursework - creative project - 15 hours in S1 and 15 hours in S2
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Examination revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching141:0014:00Present-in-person session, 7 hours in S1 and 7 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
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).

Should the public health situation require it, the present-in-person teaching activities will be replaced by synchronous online sessions.

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
MAR3034Ship Design2N/A
MAR3036Small Craft 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.

Should the public health situation require it, the planned examination scheduled to be completed present-in-person will be replaced by an open book, online examination to be completed within a defined 24 hour period.

Reading Lists

Timetable