*VIRTUAL* – Floating Offshore Structures

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Online Floating Offshore Structures Training


The development of offshore industry commenced with the use of fixed structures.
As development accelerated with the discovery of oil & gas in deeper waters, the
use of floating structures became commonplace. Floating renewable energy
devices may also become commonplace in deeper water. The primary concepts
considered are FPSOs, semi-submersibles, TLPs and Spars. Other concepts which may
be used as alternatives or in conjunction with floating systems are jackets and compliant
towers. This course introduces different tools which are required to assess the rigidbody and structural response of the concepts due to various loadings which a structure will encounter during its lifetime.


Engineers and scientists involved in the design of floating offshore structures or
entering the offshore structures industry. Personnel from oil and wind energy
companies, classification societies and offshore structure fabricators, clients
commissioning design and analysis work and students on specialist offshore
engineering courses will benefit from attending this course. The course is
innovative with a careful balance of theory, practice and worked examples.


Day 1

09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 1: Linear and linear random wave theory
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.15 Lecture 2: Diffraction- Radiation Analysis
12.15 -12.45 Lunch
12.45 -14.15 Lecture 3: Floating structure motion calculation
14.15 – 14.30 Break
14.30 – 16.00 Lecture 4: Examples: Part-1

Day 2

09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 5: Local pressure, hull girder bending,
bracing forces
10.30- 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.15 Lecture 6: Wave slam and slap
12.15- 12.45 Lunch
12.45 – 14.15 Lecture 7: Fatigue and strength assessment
14.15- 14.30 Break
14.30 – 16.00 Lecture 8: Examples: Part-2

CV of Lecturer

Professor Nigel Barltrop

Professor Barltrop is an emeritus professor at the university of Strathclyde, UK and the director of Barltrop Engineering LLP which was established in 2015 and provides consultancy and expert witness services in the areas of fatigue and strength of offshore structures, ships, lattice towers and renewable energy devices. His career activities in different stages are as follows:

2015 – 2017: Expert witness on litigation related to jack up production platforms and an offshore met mast. Dynamic fatigue analysis of a flare tower and front-end design of a fish farm. Part time professor at University of Strathclyde.

1995 – 2015: Professor at Glasgow and then Strathclyde Universities. (Head of Department 1995 – 2001). Research work includes Deepwater breaking wave forces and structural reliability of degrading offshore structures. Published Floating structures: a guide for design and analysis,
MTD/OPL. Expert witness for loss of MV Prestige.

1977 – 1995: Atkins, Head of Marine & Structural Technology department 1984, Technical Director 1988. Projects include design of Leman G platform, Hutton TLP Column-Pontoon connections, Structural assessment and strengthening of the semi-submersibles Buchan Alpha and Iolair,
the Seacat ‘Great Britain’ catamaran and several tankers, investigation of damage to WEG MS3 wind turbines. Developed software for analysis of stiffened plating, concrete offshore structures, coupled tether-hull TLP dynamics and response of lattice towers and turbines to wind turbulence.
Expert witness in relation to losses of Alexander Kielland, Silimna and Kirki. Published Dynamics of fixed offshore structures (MTD/Butterworth Heinemann) and Fluid loading on fixed offshore structures (HMSO). Wrote fluid loading section of DEn/HSE “Guidance notes” and contributed
to the development of offshore ISO standards.

1973 – 1977: Freeman Fox and partners, contributed to preliminary design of Hong Kong mass transit railway, detailed design of Hull “Myton” swing bridge, construction supervision of Humber suspension bridge.

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: £695 + Vat

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