Special Issue "Safe, Secure and Sustainable Oil and Gas Drilling, Exploitation and Pipeline Transport Offshore"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 24 February 2020

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Dejan Brkić

Research and Development Center "Alfatec", Niš, Serbia
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Interests: hydraulics; flow through pipelines, including treatment and transport; energy modeling; natural gas and hydrogen; energy policy with focus on European energy security and in offshore oil and gas safety
Guest Editor
Dr. Pavel Praks

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, VŠB -Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Interests: reliability; risk analysis; energy security; information retrieval; industrial statistics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Immediately after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on 20 April 2010 in the United States waters on the Macondo prospect about 60 km offshore Texas coast, numerous worldwide efforts took place to increase overall safety level related offshore oil and gas operations. These have continued until today, with relevant changes and improvements in the offshore oil and gas sector mostly focusing on: 1) Regulations and regulatory authorities; 2) working groups and industrial associations; 3) safety technologies, focusing especially on the most relevant developments that have been introduced, particularly with respect to well integrity, blow out preventers (BOP), and capping and containment devices; 4) technical and operational standards; and 5) risk management practices, especially concerning the management of human and organizational factors which greatly contribute to the occurrence of major accidents in the offshore oil and gas sector. This Special Issue is not focused only on safety in offshore oil and gas operations, but all onshore efforts are also acknowledged. All methods, computational procedures, innovations, and technologies, which can increase the production rate, safety of pipelines, usability, and efficiency are within the scope of this call for papers. So are all aspects related to the production of oil and gas and drilling, both offshore and onshore, as well as those related to an increased degree of utilization and efficiency of drilling, all safety aspects, and all aspects of security of supply. Contributions from academia, standardization and regulatory bodies, manufacturers of equipment, service and exploitation companies, and from all other types of industry are welcome.

Dr. Dejan Brkić
Dr. Pavel Praks
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Offshore and onshore drilling
  • Oil and gas offshore and offshore exploitation
  • Safety legislation and risk assessment
  • Safety
  • well control
  • mobile offshore units for drilling, offshore rigs for exploitation
  • Security of oil and gas supply including pipeline transport offshore and onshore
  • Blow out preventers (BOP) and capping and containment devices
  • Working groups and Industrial associations for oil and gas
  • Regulations and regulatory authorities in petroleum sector
  • Technical standards for petroleum industry, offshore pipelines

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Numerical Investigation into the Two-Phase Convective Heat Transfer within the Hold of an Oil Tanker Subjected to a Rolling Motion
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7(4), 94; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse7040094
Received: 20 March 2019 / Revised: 28 March 2019 / Accepted: 1 April 2019 / Published: 3 April 2019
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A crude oil tanker usually encounters a rolling motion during sea transportation, which leads to rotational movement and sometimes a sloshing of the liquid hold. This rolling-induced body motion seriously affects the thermal and hydraulic behavior of the liquid hold, which then affects [...] Read more.
A crude oil tanker usually encounters a rolling motion during sea transportation, which leads to rotational movement and sometimes a sloshing of the liquid hold. This rolling-induced body motion seriously affects the thermal and hydraulic behavior of the liquid hold, which then affects the heating process and heat preservation of the tanker. Clarification of the involved thermal and hydraulic characteristics is the basic requirement for establishment of a scientific heating scheme and heat preservation method. A two-phase 3D model considering the free liquid surface and non-Newtonian behavior of the fluid was established for the thermal calculation of the liquid holds in oil tankers. The thermal and hydraulic characteristics of the liquid hold were investigated under different combinations of dimensionless parameters, and the combined effect of rolling and fluid non-Newtonian behavior was investigated. It was found that rolling intensifies the heat transfer based on the combination of the Richardson number ( R i ) and the rotation-strength number ( ω * ), and non-Newtonian behavior of the fluid effectively affects the heat transfer in a rolling motion. This research is expected to provide a reference for design and optimization of the heating and heat preservation method for oil tanker operation. Full article

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