Oil and gas production operations at sea can be affected or interrupted by unfavorable wind and wave conditions. Planning of offshore operations requires a complete knowledge of the operational limitations which may cause interruptions of these activities.
This analysis requires an estimate of the meteorological limits for operations based on the statistical distribution of critical responses of the structures to wind and sea movements.
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This approach is applicable to both simple short-term operations and to more complex long-term operations.
The work method involves Test Tank trials, with the statistical modeling of sea state conditions combined with specific trials in the Wind Tunnel.