Offshore oil production platform for Indian shelf

A.M. Nafday


Oil has recently been struck in Bombay High field in the Arabian Sea. Considering the huge gap between our requirements and likely indigenous onshore production, an intensified effort for the exploration in other offshore areas is anticipated. The commercial production from successful finds would require the fabrication and erection of several fixed production platforms. These require huge investment and it is necessary to consider pros and cons of different types before selecting any particular type, but so far no such study has been done. Aim of this paper is to present in brief the different types of platforms available, their requirements and the strategy for development considering various alternatives. Use of concrete platform has been preferred to the steel one and the reasons for the same have been given


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