[ES] Mooring Design and Installation

Considerations for the Mirage and Telemark Field Development

OTC, May 2010

Authors: Todd Veselis, InterMoor; Ross Frazer, SPE, ATP Oil & Gas Corporation; and Mark Huntley, Whitehill Manufacturing

The design and installation of the mooring system for the MiniDOC deep draft floating platform for the Mirage and Telemark field development presented several unique challenges. This system was the first permanent mooring to be designed with post Hurricane Katrina and Rita metocean conditions. Another factor adding complexity and stringent performance requirements was the use of dry trees on the development. The combination of these requirements required an efficients, robust mooring design based on a polyester taut-leg system consisting of twelve moorings and driven piles.

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