A new concept in floating production systems

  title={A new concept in floating production systems},
  author={M. H. Patel and James I. Montgomery and Worley},
This paper describes a tandem hull floating production platform which combines the large deck space and high payload carrying advantages of a monohull vessel with some of the low wave induced motion characteristics that are typical of semisubmersible vessels. The basic features of the tandem hull platform are presented and comparisons made with the motion characteristics of various other hull forms. The model tests and computer simulation programs used in the design of the tandem hull platform… CONTINUE READING