Introduction to Offshore Platforms

  • Srinivasan ChandrasekaranEmail author
Part of the Ocean Engineering & Oceanography book series (OEO, volume 9)


This chapter deals with the evolution of platform and various types of offshore platforms and their structural action under different environmental loads. The newly evolved structural forms and their discrete characteristics are discussed in this chapter. This chapter also gives the reader a good understanding about the structural action of different forms in the offshore. An overview of the construction stages of offshore plants and their foundation systems is presented.


Offshore structures Bottom-supported structures Compliant platforms Tension leg platforms Buoyant leg structures Triceratops Semisubmersibles Drill ships Floating Storage and regasification platforms Subsea systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ocean EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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