Designing and building structures that will withstand the unique challenges that exist in Subsea operations is no easy task. As deepwater wells are drilled to greater depths, engineers are confronted with a new set problems such as water depth, weather conditions, ocean currents, equipment reliability, and well accessibility, to name just a few. A definitive reference for engineers designing, analyzing and instilling offshore structures, Subsea Structural Engineering Handbook provides an expert guide to the key processes, technologies and equipment that comprise contemporary offshore structures. Written in a clear and easy to understand language, the book is based on the authors 30 years of experience in the design, analysis and instillation of offshore structures. This book answers the above mentioned crucial questions as well as covers the entire spectrum of subjects in the discipline, from route selection and planning to design, construction, installation, materials and corrosion, inspection, welding, repair, risk assessment, and applicable design solutions.
It yields a roadmap not only for the subsea engineer but also the project managers, estimators and regulatory personnel hoping to gain an appreciation of the overall issues and directed approaches to subsea engineering design solutions.
Dr. Yong Bai obtained a Ph.D. in Offshore Structures at Hiroshima University, Japan in 1989. He is currently President of Offshore Pipelines and Risers (OPR Inc., a design/consulting firm in the field of subsea pipelines, risers and floating systems. In the 1990's, he had been a technical leader for several Asgard Transport pipeline and flowline projects at JP Kenny as Manager of the advanced engineering department. Yong was previously a lead riser engineer at Shell and assisted in offshore rules development at the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as Manager of the offshore technology department. While a professor, he wrote several books and served as a course leader on the design of subsea pipelines and irsers as well as design of floating systems. He also serves at Zhejiang University in China as professor. Dr. Qiang Bai obtained a doctorate for Mechanical Engineering at Kyushu University, Japan in 1995. He has more than 20 years of experience in subsea/offshore engineering including research and engineering execution. He has worked at Kyushu University in Japan, UCLA, OPE, JP Kenny, and Technip. His experience includes various aspects of flow assurance and the design and installation of subsea structures, pipelines and riser systems.
Part I: Subsea Production Systems Ch 1: Overview of Subsea Engineering Ch 2: Subsea Field Development Ch 3: Subsea Distribution System Ch 4: Subsea Surveying, Positioning, and Foundation Ch 5: Installation and Vessels Ch 6: Subsea Cost Estimation Ch 7: Subsea Control Ch 8: Subsea Power Supply Ch 9: Project Execution and Interfaces Ch 10: Subsea Risk and Reliability Ch 11: Subsea Equipment RBI Part II: Flow Assurance and System Engineering Ch 12: Subsea System Engineering Ch 13: Hydraulics Ch 14: Heat Transfer and Thermal Insulation Ch 15: Hydrates Ch 16: Wax and Asphaltenes Ch 17: Subsea Corrosion and Scale Ch 18: Erosion and Sand Management Part III: Subsea Structures and Equipment Ch 19: Subsea Manifolds Ch 20: Pipeline Ends and In-Line Structures Ch 21: Subsea Connections and Jumpers Ch 22: Subsea Wellheads and Trees Ch 23: ROV Intervention and Interface Part IV: Subsea Umbilical, Risers, and Flowlines Ch 24: Subsea Umbilical Systems Ch 25: Drilling Risers Ch 26: Subsa Production Risers Ch 27: Subsea Pipelines Index