Floating Offshore Structures

Floating structures - of either a ship-like or other form – are the only real choice when the water becomes real deep and one must work from the sea surface. Floating structures can also be a good choice when only a temporary presence at a location is needed - to drill an exploration well or to install other offshore facilities, for example.

Many forms of floating structures have been developed over the years. Ship-like forms remain attractive when speed is important. A semi-submersible or spar platform can be more stable in waves, however.

The core curriculum for floating offshore structures consists of 3 subjects totaling 13ECTS. Including this into the offshore core curriculum gives 88ECTS including the thesis. This leaves 32ECTS for elective courses. The core floating offshore structures subjects are as follows: