Subsea System Design

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".

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School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Queensland 4222, Australia
Interests: structural engineering; pipeline integrity; timber engineering; steel structures
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Institute for Ocean Engineering, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: subsea engineering; fatigue and fracture of materials and structures; stability of shell structures, random vibration and control; sea ice engineering; risk and reliability in offshore and ocean engineering
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Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to publish your high quality research and development work in the special issue on “Subsea Systems Design”. The special issue aims to make a platform for researchers and practicing engineers to promote their work and capabilities in subsea engineering, including extraction of oil and gas, underwater mining and subsea installations for offshore renewable energy. Main themes are: (1) subsea processing, (2) subsea architecture and infrastructure, and (3) subsea automation. The subcategories encompass: flow assurance, system integration, installation, integrity and risk management, sensor monitoring and digital twins, FEED, technical assurance, execution, commissioning and de-commissioning. Technical and professional papers can contribute to any of the following: production system operation, foundations, drilling and well systems, wellheads and Xmas trees, manifolds, pipeline, drilling/production riser, flowline, in-line structures, jumpers, umbilical, control system and instrumentation and remotely operated vehicles.

Dr. Hassan Karampour
Prof. Dr. Menglan Duan
Dr. Hema Wadhwa
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Keywords

  • Subsea processing
  • Subsea infrastructure
  • Subsea automation
  • Subsea pipeline and riser systems
  • Subsea geotechnics
  • Subsea inspection
  • Subsea equipment

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Dynamic Performance and Crashworthiness Assessment of Honeycomb Reinforced Tubular Pipe in the Jacket Platform under Ship Collision
by Hong Lin, Chang Han, Lei Yang, Hassan Karampour, Haochen Luan, Pingping Han, Hao Xu and Shuo Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(9), 1194; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10091194 - 26 Aug 2022
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The collision between the pipe legs of jacket platforms and bypassing ships is of great concern for the safety assessment of platforms. Honeycomb structures have been widely used owing to their unique deformation and mechanical properties under dynamic impact loads. In this paper, [...] Read more.
The collision between the pipe legs of jacket platforms and bypassing ships is of great concern for the safety assessment of platforms. Honeycomb structures have been widely used owing to their unique deformation and mechanical properties under dynamic impact loads. In this paper, two typical honeycomb structures, namely hexagonal honeycomb and arrow honeycomb, were constructed for the impact protection of inclined pipe legs in jacket platforms, and the present study aimed to assess the dynamical performance and crushing resistance of the designed honeycomb reinforced structure under ship collision by using the numerical simulation software ANSYS/LS-DYNA. The dynamical performance of the honeycomb reinforced pipe leg was investigated considering various influential parameters, including the impact velocity and impact direction. The crashworthiness of the two types of honeycomb was evaluated and compared by different criteria, namely the maximum impact depth (δmax), specific energy absorption (SEA) and the proposed index offset sliding (OS). The results demonstrated that both the hexagonal honeycomb structure and the arrow honeycomb structure can reduce the damage of inclined pipe legs caused by ship collision, while the hexagonal honeycomb can provide the better anti-collision capacity, which can well reduce the offset sliding and better protect the pipe leg from ship collision. Full article
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The Role of Soil Structure Interaction in the Fragility Assessment of HP/HT Unburied Subsea Pipelines
by Davide Forcellini, Daniele Mina and Hassan Karampour
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 110; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010110 - 14 Jan 2022
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Subsea high pressure/high temperature (HP/HT) pipelines may be significantly affected by the effects of soil structure interaction (SSI) when subjected to earthquakes. Numerical simulations are herein applied to assess the role of soil deformability on the seismic vulnerability of an unburied pipeline. Overcoming [...] Read more.
Subsea high pressure/high temperature (HP/HT) pipelines may be significantly affected by the effects of soil structure interaction (SSI) when subjected to earthquakes. Numerical simulations are herein applied to assess the role of soil deformability on the seismic vulnerability of an unburied pipeline. Overcoming most of the contributions existing in the literature, this paper proposes a comprehensive 3D model of the system (soil + pipeline) by performing OpenSees that allows the representation of non-linear mechanisms of the soil and may realistically assess the induced damage caused by the mutual interaction of buckling and seismic loads. Analytical fragility curves are herein derived to evaluate the role of soil structure interaction in the assessment of the vulnerability of a benchmark HP/HT unburied subsea pipeline. The probability of exceeding selected limit states was based on the definition of credited failure criteria. Full article
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Identification of Shipyard Priorities in a Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Environment through a Transdisciplinary Energy Management Framework: A Real Case Study for a Turkish Shipyard
by Seyed Vahid Vakili, Aykut I. Ölçer and Alessandro Schönborn
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(10), 1132; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101132 - 15 Oct 2021
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Ship building, as an energy-intensive sector, produces significant amounts of air emissions, including greenhouse gases. Most research in greenhouse gas reductions from shipping concentrates on the reduction in emissions during the operational phase. However, as emissions during ship operation are reduced, the construction [...] Read more.
Ship building, as an energy-intensive sector, produces significant amounts of air emissions, including greenhouse gases. Most research in greenhouse gas reductions from shipping concentrates on the reduction in emissions during the operational phase. However, as emissions during ship operation are reduced, the construction and dismantling phases of ships are becoming increasingly important in the assessment of the life-cycle impact of ships. In this study, priorities for a Turkish shipyard to become energy efficient were identified by means of a semi-structured questionnaire and an interview. This was undertaken using Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision-Making methods, including the Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process and Fuzzy Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution, which are part of a proposed systematic and transdisciplinary Energy Management Framework and System. By applying Multi-Criteria Decision-Making methods, this framework supports the shipyard’s decision makers to make rational and optimized decisions regarding energy sectors within their activities. Applying the framework has significant potential to help achieve good product quality while reducing costs and environmental impacts, and can thereby enhance the sustainability of shipping. Moreover, the framework can boost both business and socio-economic perspectives for the shipyard, and improve its reputation and competitiveness, in alignment with achieving the Nationally Determined Contributions of States under the Paris Agreement. Full article
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The Development of a Transdisciplinary Framework to Overcome Energy Efficiency Barriers in Shipbuilding: A Case Study for an Iranian Shipyard
by Seyed Vahid Vakili, Aykut I. Ölçer and Alessandro Schönborn
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(10), 1113; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101113 - 13 Oct 2021
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Through a systematic literature review and a holistic perspective, the study proposes a conceptual transdisciplinary framework to overcome energy efficiency barriers during the shipbuilding phase. The process of the proposed transdisciplinary framework consists of five steps of “goal formation”, “system analyzing”, “scenario construction”, [...] Read more.
Through a systematic literature review and a holistic perspective, the study proposes a conceptual transdisciplinary framework to overcome energy efficiency barriers during the shipbuilding phase. The process of the proposed transdisciplinary framework consists of five steps of “goal formation”, “system analyzing”, “scenario construction”, “multi-criteria decision making assessment” and “strategy building” to identify and rank the energy efficiency barriers during ship construction based on decision makers’ priorities. The framework categorizes the barriers into five disciplines—operations, policies and regulations, technology and innovation, the human elements, and economics—and the framework is applied to an Iranian shipyard. The results show that the economic barriers have the greatest impact, while the human barriers have the least impact on the shipyard’s energy performance. Due to the generalized structure of the framework, it categorizes not only energy efficiency barriers according to the importance and priorities of stakeholders in the shipbuilding industry, but can also be applied to other phases of the ship life cycle and even to other industries. By applying the framework, decision-makers can make rational and optimal decisions to be able to invest in energy efficiency measures based on their priorities. Full article
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An Interface Parametric Evaluation on Wellbore Integrity during Natural Gas Hydrate Production
by Miaozi Zheng, Renjie Yang, Jianmin Zhang, Yongkai Liu, Songlin Gao and Menglan Duan
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(10), 1524; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10101524 - 18 Oct 2022
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Based on the whole life cycle process of the economic exploitation of natural gas hydrate, this paper proposes the basic problem of stabilizing the wellbore for the basic conditions that must be met to ensure the integrity of the wellbore for exploitation: revealing [...] Read more.
Based on the whole life cycle process of the economic exploitation of natural gas hydrate, this paper proposes the basic problem of stabilizing the wellbore for the basic conditions that must be met to ensure the integrity of the wellbore for exploitation: revealing the complex mechanism of fluid–solid–heat coupling in the process of the physical exchange of equilibrium among gas, water, and multiphase sand flows in the wellbore, hydrate reservoir, and wellbore, defining the interface conditions to ensure wellbore stability during the entire life cycle of hydrate production and proposing a scientific evaluation system of interface parameters for wellbore integrity. Full article
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