Abstract

Mooring Integrity Management (MIM) is a key operational aspect for FPSO operators, mooring system designers and Recognized Classification Societies (RCS). MIM programs should include the capability to detect a mooring line failure. When direct or indirect measurement of line tension is available continuously and reliably over time, this requirement can be readily fulfilled. Current industry-wide experience shows it has been challenging to develop robust cost-effective real-time anchor line load monitoring systems for the offshore environment. To remedy this situation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques are used to extract an intact or damage diagnosis for a spread moored unit offshore Brazil based on data readily available in situ. The Intelligent Agent (IA) developed has been reviewed by the Classification Society against Ref. [1] and [2]. Following this review a statement of maturity has been issued Ref. [3] qualifying the new technology.

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