Floating Oil Storage Base

Part of the Ocean Engineering & Oceanography book series (OEO, volume 3)


A floating oil storage system has been adopted at two bases, Kamigoto and Shirashima, Japan. Each floating oil storage base holds in reserve approximately 5 million kilolitres of crude oil in steel-made storage reservoirs measuring about 400 m in length, 100 m in width, and 30 m in depth. In this chapter, an outline of those bases, design concept and conditions, mooring system in special fender characteristics, wind and wave conditions and the motions of floating structures, the numerical simulation and factors considered are described. The design standard for oil storage base as established by the Ministry of Transportation is briefly introduced as well as protective facilities and ancillary facilities.


Wave Force Mooring Line Mooring System Seismic Force Floating Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Environment InformaticsYokohamaJapan

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