MAR8070 : Mooring Riser and Drilling Systems
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Benson
- Lecturer: Dr John Preedy
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
A1: To gain the knowledge and understanding of different configurations, components and equipment used in mooring and riser systems.
A2: To address the theoretical and practical aspects of mooring and riser systems.
A3: To develop students' skills in designing and analysing mooring and riser systems.
A4: Ti gain the knowledge and understanding of elemental concepts of drilling engineering.
Outline Of Syllabus
Mooring configurations: single-leg mooring, spread mooring, turrent mooring; mooring components: wire ropes, synthetic fibre ropes, chains, clump weights, drag and suction anchors, piles; winches and windlass; single component and multi-component catenary equations; soil-mooring interaction; mooring failure modes; static, quasi-static, and dynamic mooring analyses; mooring design criteria and considerations.
Drilling risers, production risers: flexible, steel catenary; flexible riser configurations: steep/lazy S and wave, free hanging; flexible riser components: bend stiffeners/ bellmouths, unbonded/bonded flexible risers, bend restrictors; rigid riser components: tieback connectors, stress joints, riser joints and connectors, buoyancy modules, tensioners; riser casing; soil-riser interaction; riser failure modes; structural riser analysis; static and dynamic riser analyses; interference analysis; riser design criteria and considerations.
Fundamentals of drilling engineering, te oil well, drill string design, drill bits, straight hole drilling, diretional drilling, casing and cementing, offshore drilling.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||Including tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||7:30||7:30||Report|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Examination Revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||49:30||49:30||Includes background reading and review of lecture notes for a full understanding of material|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||5||1:00||5:00||Computer Class|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures are designed to convey the underlying concepts and knowledge of mooring and riser systems (IKO1 – IKO6), drilling systems (IKO7 - IKO8) and the professional skills required to design and analyse mooring lines, risers and drill strings (ISO1 – ISO8).
Practicals sessions are a mix of supervised and self-organising activities in which the students develop intellectual and problem-solving skills to design and analyse mooring and riser systems (ISO1 – ISO6).
Independent study gives time for the students to read recommended references (IKO1 – IKO8) and practise their professional skills (ISO1 – ISO8).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||1||M||20||Approx 7.5 hours|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
• An unseen examination enables students to demonstrate their theoretical understanding (IKO1 – IKO8) and professional skills (ISO1 – ISO8) under time-constraint as required by industry.
• The report on the design and analysis of a mooring and riser system tests the students’ ability to write reports, apply the taught professional skills and solve mooring and riser problems (ISO1 – ISO8). The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in these ways.