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Available Existing Standards: API RP2 Series

Sean Verret Principal Engineer Energo Engineering


Offshore Wind Energy Workshop Washington DC March 25, 2010

Key Points
API Standards Background Example Applications Lessons Learned Conclusion
Offshore Oil and Gas Caisson Structure

Existing Standards: API RP2 Series

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API RP2 Series Primary Documents


Over 40 Years Experience Primary Structural Standards
First Offshore Platform

RP2A Fixed (22nd Edition) RP2T Tension Leg RP2FPS Floating Production
Deepwater Fixed Platform Existing Standards: API RP2 Series

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API RP2 Series Support Documents


Support Standards
2GEN (Pending) - General 2MET Metocean 2EQ Earthquake 2GEO - Geotechnical 2SIM Structural Integrity

Management

Special
Existing Standards: API RP2 Series

2INT DG Design Guide 2INT EX Assessment of Existing 2HINS Post Hurricane Inspection Others

Sean Verret - Offshore Wind Energy Workshop - Washington DC March 25, 2010

Example Applications - Fixed


Fixed Structures Designed to RP2A Versatile Design Approach
Loading Metocean Earthquake Steel Design Foundation Material
Existing Standards: API RP2 Series Big 4-pile Platform Small Single Caisson

Fabrication Installation Structural Integrity Management


Inspection Assessment
Bigger 8-pile Platform 5

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Example Applications - Floating


Floating Structures Designed to RP 2T and RP 2FPS Versatile Design
Loading
Metocean Motions
SPAR

Mooring Systems
Existing Standards: API RP2 Series

TLP

Mooring Lines Anchors

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Lessons Learned
Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, Rita, & Ike Metocean
Hmax increase 70 to 90

Structural Damage
Details matter

Wave In Deck Damage

Existing Standards: API RP2 Series

Foundations
Caisson pile tip rotation

Broken Connection

Cracked Joint

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Conclusion
40 Years of Experience - 22 Editions
Design Foundation Fabrication Installation SIM

Lessons Learned
Hurricanes SIM 40 years in service, 1000s of platforms

Full Suite
Existing Standards: API RP2 Series

Fixed Structures Floating Structures

Good reference basis for US Offshore Wind Energy Projects

Sean Verret - Offshore Wind Energy Workshop - Washington DC March 25, 2010