Mooring integrity for floating offshore installations joint industry project. Phase 2: summary
Mooring Integrity for floating offshore installations is an important safety issue for the offshore oil and gas industry. This report summarises the outcomes of Phase 2 of the Joint Industry Project on Mooring Integrity. This work ran from 2008 to 2012 and had 35 industry participants. It followed the Phase 1 work described in HSE Research Report RR444 ‘Floating Production System: JIP FPS mooring integrity’ (2006). The Phase 2 work compiled research on good practice for mooring installations and dealt with topics recommended during Phase 1. The primary focus was on testing, data gathering and correlation of in-field behaviour of mooring systems. This summary report acts as a compendium for the 8 detailed reports produced during the Phase 2 Joint Industry Project, which are published as RR1091 to RR1098 and is intended to be read in conjunction with these detailed reports.
The Phase 2 Joint Industry Project has given the industry concise insight into the methods currently in place to identify, survey and monitor mooring integrity for offshore floating installations. It also highlights the challenges facing mooring integrity now and in the years to come.
This Research Report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.