A Tension Leg Floating Platform

  • N. Ellis
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 283)


The tension leg platform is a new platform concept which is being developed for the Hutton Field in the U.K. sector of the North Sea. The Hutton TLP is a floating drilling and production platform attached by vertical tension legs to piled foundation templates on the sea bed. The deck supports all drilling and production facilities for ballasting, liquid consumables and tension leg anchorages, This paper describes the functional requirements, platform configuration and mooring system. Methods of analysis and structural design considerations including the influence of construction and marine operation requirements on the configuration are discussed.


Pile Group Ballast Tank Corner Node Deck Structure Mating Operation 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Ellis
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  1. 1.Conoco (UK) Ltd.UK

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