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The Arctic region is a challenging area for conceptual evaluations. There are few analogues and precedents, so producing a bottom-up definition needs a different approach from conventional developments. Genesis has developed a distinctive and robust technique.
The Genesis methods and procedures have been updated so that there’s a clear process for conceptual development evaluations. This means optimum solutions can be selected for more detailed analysis.
Our methods enable critical development aspects to be addressed. These include:
Influence of environmental conditions (ice, icebergs, ice breakers, seabed scour and so on) and the impact on drilling and installation weather windows
Consideration of the environment and the necessary design constraints imposed to protect the region
Logistical impacts on crew mobilisations, export tanker operations and supply centres
Influences on flow assurance, process design and substructures.
We have experience in designing structures subject to Arctic conditions, including:
Offshore platforms subject to ice/iceberg loadings
Development of loads and response due to ice/icebergs on fixed and floating structures using Ice-MAS, internally developed software
Design of steel and concrete floating structures subjected to ice/iceberg loading along with associated mooring and risers. The platform designs include options with and without oil storage in the hull for both non-disconnectable and disconnectable platform configurations.