Next Article in Journal
Meshfree Model for Wave-Seabed Interactions Around Offshore Pipelines
Next Article in Special Issue
Towing Operation Methods of Offshore Integrated Meteorological Mast for Offshore Wind Farms
Previous Article in Journal
Laboratory Testing to Research the Micro-Structure and Dynamic Characteristics of Frozen–Thawed Marine Soft Soil
Previous Article in Special Issue
Semi-Active Structural Control of Offshore Wind Turbines Considering Damage Development
Article Menu
Issue 4 (April) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle

Failure Analysis of Topside Facilities on Oil/Gas Platforms in the Bohai Sea

Faculty of Vehicle Engineering & Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
School of Ocean Science & Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Panjin 124221, China
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7(4), 86;
Received: 22 February 2019 / Revised: 19 March 2019 / Accepted: 25 March 2019 / Published: 27 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Structures)
PDF [4637 KB, uploaded 29 March 2019]
  |     |  


The jacket platform in the Bohai Sea oilfield is an important engineering development, offering design alternatives in this economically important region. However, ice-induced vibration in cold areas threatens the safety and operation of these platforms. On two occasions, intense ice-induced vibrations triggered the rupture of a well’s blow down pipeline, loosening the flanges on the Bohai platform, and leading to the ejection of high-pressure natural gas. Subsequent mechanical analysis of the failed parts helped define the mechanism of failure and identified the failure criteria, based on a prototype structure monitoring system. The analysis revealed that the deck’s inertial force, which resulted in ice-induced steady-state vibration, was the major cause of the accident. Three fixed cones were thus installed on the platform the following winter, effectively reducing the vibrations. View Full-Text
Keywords: jacket platform; ice-induced vibration; failure mechanism; ice-resistant cone jacket platform; ice-induced vibration; failure mechanism; ice-resistant cone

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Yu, S.; Zhang, D.; Yue, Q. Failure Analysis of Topside Facilities on Oil/Gas Platforms in the Bohai Sea. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7, 86.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. EISSN 2077-1312 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top