A new book dedicated to design, building, and operation of offshore structures has been written by Jeom Kee Paik and Anil Kumar Thayamballi – both recognized authorities on the subject. Authors’ intention behind writing this book was to develop a handy resource that contains current practices, recent advances, and future trends in core technologies essential for ship-shaped offshore installations. With an appropriate mixture of academic rigor and practical experience, the book will be an important and highly specialized resource for university students and interested practitioners.
Ship-shaped offshore units represent economical systems for the development of offshore oil and gas fields and are often preferred in marginal fields. These systems are especially attractive when developing oil and gas fields in deep- and ultradeep-water areas and locations remote from existing pipeline infrastructures. Recently, the ship-shaped offshore units have also been considered for application to near-shore oil and gas terminals.
The book includes a range of topics, from the initial contracting strategy to the decommissioning and the removal of the units concerned. Coverage includes both fundamental theory and principles of the individual technologies. This book will be useful to students who are approaching the subject for the first time as well as designers working on the engineering for ship-shaped offshore installations.
Jeom Kee Paik is Professor of Ship and Offshore Structural Mechanics at Pusan National University, Korea, and is an internationally acclaimed authority on limit-state design and assessment of ships and offshore structures. Anil Kumar Thayamballi is Senior Staff Consultant and Engineering Advisor with a marine consultancy group in San Ramon, California. He is a specialist in marine structural design and life-cycle care, with 25 years of broad-ranging experience in ship-shaped structures.