Cluster development of the Barents and Kara Seas oil and gas fields from the archipelago Novaya Zemlya
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Starting with a comparison of sea-state parameters and metocean conditions of the Barents and Kara Seas, this thesis will discuss the challenges for development of potential hydrocarbon fields in the Barents-Kara Area. The main accent of this master’s thesis will be placed on possibilities of the technological challenges for choice of platform and construction of common infrastructure on the base of archipelago. Part I (Introduction) provides the general information about the exist projects in the Barents-Kara region. Mainly these projects are owned by Russian majors – Gazprom and Rosneft. Except of that, the first part considers an ore project on the archipelago. Part II (Metocean Parameters and Conditions) provides the environmental data with metocean and ice conditions. Such conditions that require a consideration are topography, winds, waves, temperatures, ice duration, iceberg’s occurrence, environmental concern. Part III (Offshore Field Development) considers a short description of development of different areas in the region. Part IV (Pipeline Route Selection) provides a calculation in the specialized program. It is guaranteed a successful offshore pipeline laying from the fields to the center located on the archipelago. All data are gathered in the one map – cost distance map/surface. Part V (Economical Aspects of the Project) considers a short economic conclusions of the project. It discusses the main advantages. Part VI (Conclusions) provides final remarks that sum up all material assembled in this project.
Master's thesis in Offshore technology: Marine and subsea technology