Arctic Offshore Engineering

The course addresses oil and gas resources and reserves, petroleum engineering aspects and Arctic offshore development. Offshore structures are discussed on the basis of characteristics of the physical environment.


Specific topics:

  • Oil and gas resources in the Arctic

  • Petroleum engineering aspects and technology

  • Ice physics/mechanics

  • Bearing capacity of ice

  • Sea ice and iceberg drift

  • Global and local ice loads on offshore structures

  • Moored structures and structures on DP in ice

  • Operations in cold climate

  • Ice management

  • Icing on offshore structures

  • Use of numerical models and ice tank testing in design of offshore and coastal structures.

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline15.04.2014
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEarth scienceEngineering and engineering trades (others)
Teaching placeSvalbard, Norway
Tagsarcticenvironmentpetroleumoilgasoffshore structure
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