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Development of an Innovative Real-Time Simulator for DP-Shuttle Tanker / FPSO Offshore Connection Operation

This paper discusses the prerequisites and the technical aspects of the innovative real-time simulator for DP-shuttle tanker and FPSO offshore connection operation.

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Effects of Coupled Hydrodynamic in the Performance of a DP Barge Operating Close to a FPSO

In ocean systems composed by two or more closing floating bodies, coupled hydrodynamics effects must be considered. Dynamic positioned systems (DP), for example, need an accurate determination of environmental forces to guarantee a safe operation.

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Numerical and Experimental Tools for Offshore DP Operations

DP crane vessel operation can be analyzed based on the uncoupled system or considering the fully coupled system. Parameters such as top-crane acceleration, thruster capability and vessel motions are evaluated for several environmental conditions.

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Methodology for Evaluating DP Crane-Barge Operation in Close Proximity of a FPSO

This paper presents an analysis methodology for evaluating the operation of a DP crane-barge in close proximity to a FPSO. Offshore crane operations are critical, since the barge is kept in close proximity with other vessel or platform, and large loads are transported in a pendulum configuration.

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Conceptual Design of Monocolumn Production and Storage With Dry Tree Capability

A new concept and a preliminary study for a monocolumn floating unit are introduced, aimed at exploring and producing oil in ultradeep waters. This platform, which combines two relevant features—great oil storage capacity and dry tree production capability—comprises two bodies with relatively independent heave motions between them.

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Experimental Set-Up for Analysis of Subsea Equipment Installation

This paper and the companion paper (Rateiro et al., 2011) present an illustrative case of the joint application of experimental tests and numerical simulations for the proper analysis of a complex offshore operation (launching of a sub-sea equipment using one or two vessels).

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