This project defines a methodology for analyzing the proposition of expanding the operational sector of DP shuttle tankers in offloading operations in Spread Moored Platforms and still guaranteeing the operations’ safety.
The methodology consists at first in an evaluation of the reduction of the operation’s downtime as a function of sector angle increase by performing static analysis. These simulations are calibrated and validated by performing fast time dynamic simulations. Then, a Preliminary Risk Analysis is made to assess the potential hazards associated with the operation on the new expanded sector and, if necessary, some quantitative analyses take place. Finally, the methodology proposes that real time simulations are performed so that most critical conditions are recreated in the presence of an experienced Captain so he can give his opinion on how safe the operation would be.