Delft University of Technology
Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Transport Technology

J.G. Huijskens Low cost offshore field development (subsea system).
Literature survey, Report 86.3.2075.OS, Transport Engineering and Logistics.

This study investigates whether a subsea system could form an economically attractive alternative to a conventional platform based field development. The study is based on a hypothetical field called "Imag". A hypothetical field was decided upon to create a field development scenario in which a meaningful comparison could be made between a conventional production system and a subsea production system.

An economic evaluation shows that the subsea system is competitive to the conventional system at a waterdepth of 150 m (apart from the question whether the development of the field is economically attractive). However this can alter when the field parameters change.

Reports on Transport Engineering and Logistics (in Dutch)
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