Resolving Reliability Issues for an Offshore Platform Code

by Richard D. Larrabee, Shell Oil Co, United States,
Fred Moses, Shell Oil Co, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering

Abstract: A fixed steel offshore platform design specification based on reliability concepts has been developed which could become an alternate to the existing working stress code, American Petroleum Institute, RP2A. Several issues arose during the code development which not only impact the platform design specifications but which should be of interest to researchers and code writers for other structure types.

Subject Headings: Standards and codes | Offshore platforms | Structural reliability | Steel | Petroleum

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