New designs advance spar technology into deeper water

L.C. Skaug Spars International Inc. Houston Platform Options [134,802 bytes] ABOUT THIS REPORT Operators and service companies are rising to meet the challenge of deepwater development. In some cases, current technologies-including spar configurations and pipeline-end manifolds-are readily adaptable. In other cases, entirely new technologies, such as concentric risers, are needed to overcome operational difficulties. This report provides details on the current status of the deepwater offshore industry as it moves towards developing hydrocarbon resources in excess of 5,000 ft. The vast hydrocarbon reserves found in deepwater have increased the oil industry's...

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