team in the R&D department of leading international classification society
Bureau Veritas, working with Brazil’s Petrobras, has been awarded the
prestigious OMAE 2013 Best Paper of Offshore Technology
Symposium for its paper detailing ground breaking research into second-order
rolling of FLNGs.
The basic research in
the paper has led to a Joint Industry Project involving nineteen companies
including most of the energy majors and managed by Bureau Veritas which is
developing harmonised guidelines for the estimation of roll motions of FPSOs.
The award was made
yesterday by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) at the ASME
2014 International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering held in
The award was
given to Flavia
C. Rezende, Manager, Bureau Veritas Technology Center, Rio de Janeiro, Allan C. de Oliveira, Petrobras R&D Center, Xiao-bo Chen, Director, Bureau Veritas Deepwater Research and Technology
Center, Singapore and Fabio Menezes, Petrobras R&D Center, Rio de
paper, entitled “A Comparison of Different Approximations for Computation of Second Order
Roll Motions for a FLNG”, details extensive research into the
roll motions of FPSOs or FLNGs with long natural periods, above the periods of
the waves, which is a non-linear response not yet fully understood. That
research led to the start of the JIP Non Linear Roll which will deliver its
results next year.
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