Conceptual design of the Leningradskoye field development and transportation of produced products
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Since the first oil and gas field was discovered the industry has changed and a lot and new challenges have appeared. While the industry was developing related sciences like geology, geophysics, and others, companies started exploration and development offshore fields and further to the Arctic offshore. The Arctic is the special region where approaches for development and exploitation used elsewhere do not work. A severe weather condition requires a large number of standards both for operations and material selection. Exactly a large number of standards is one of the biggest issues concerning development and operations in Arctic conditions because more than 3 countries have access to this region. This means that we have to develop only one standard system for all countries and companies who would work in this region. Another challenge is product transport because ice covers most of the Arctic area during the winter period and this period could continue for more than half a year. There are a lot of solutions to this problem and some of them are presented in this Master thesis. Also, this master thesis covers such aspects as choosing suitable facilities for the region’s conditions with an explanation of why exactly these types of production units are the best way to develop this field. At the same time, this paper discusses the possible location of these facilities based on technical, economic and environmental sides.
Master's thesis in Offshore technology : subsea technology