The use of moorings to support offshore oil and gas floating operations dates back to mid-1950s when the Western Explorer drillship spudded a well in the Santa Barbara Channel off the California coast. Since then, offshore mooring technology has continuously developed, such that oil and gas production from a moored floater can now be performed at a water depth of 2900 m (Shell Stones FPSO in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico).

Up until now, offshore mooring engineers have not had a comprehensive reference covering the entirety of their field in a single volume. That situation has changed with the introduction of Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures, which brings together important information for the mooring engineer that was previously scattered throughout the literature. This book is unique in the field in terms of its scope, organization, clarity, and design and operating guidance. As someone...

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