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1. (WO2007005085) SEA VESSEL DOCKING STATION
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/005085 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/013390
Publication Date: 11.01.2007 International Filing Date: 11.04.2006
IPC:
B63C 1/02 (2006.01) ,B63B 35/44 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
C
LAUNCHING, HAULING-OUT, OR DRY-DOCKING OF VESSELS; LIFE-SAVING IN WATER; EQUIPMENT FOR DWELLING OR WORKING UNDER WATER; MEANS FOR SALVAGING OR SEARCHING FOR UNDERWATER OBJECTS
1
Dry-docking of vessels or flying-boats
02
Floating dry-docks
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
B
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
35
Vessels or like floating structures adapted for special purposes
44
Floating buildings, stores, drilling platforms, or workshops, e.g. carrying water-oil separating devices
Applicants:
ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION [US/US]; 1201 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, Texas 77380, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
MILLHEIM, Keith K.; US
MAIDLA, Eric E.; US
KING, Charles H.; US
Agent:
FERRERA, Raymond R. ; ARNOLD & FERRERA, L.L.P. 2401 Fountain View, Dr., Suite 630 Houston, Texas 77057, US
Priority Data:
11/285,43922.11.2005US
60/695,72729.06.2005US
Title (EN) SEA VESSEL DOCKING STATION
(FR) SEA VESSEL DOCKING STATION
Abstract:
(EN) A system and method in which a buoyant central docking station captures, lifts and couples one or more other sea vessels is disclosed, wherein a flexible, modularized production system is quickly realized on a cost effective basis. The capabilities of a number of older, less expensive, readily available vessels are combined to achieve an effective FPSO substitute that allows lower producing fields to be explored and produced in a profitable manner. The time horizon between initiation and consummation of field operations is reduced, and older vessels that might otherwise be scrapped or retired are again made useful and seaworthy in a safe and profitable exploration and production environment.
(FR) A system and method in which a buoyant central docking station captures, lifts and couples one or more other sea vessels is disclosed, wherein a flexible, modularized production system is quickly realized on a cost effective basis. The capabilities of a number of older, less expensive, readily available vessels are combined to achieve an effective FPSO substitute that allows lower producing fields to be explored and produced in a profitable manner. The time horizon between initiation and consummation of field operations is reduced, and older vessels that might otherwise be scrapped or retired are again made useful and seaworthy in a safe and profitable exploration and production environment.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)