AMOG's extensive analytical capabilities and operations experience were employed to improve the performance of a CALM Buoy export system operating in a harsh offshore environment. Activities undertaken by AMOG during the design and operations phases included:

  • Detailed assessment of offloading operations for tandem tanker offloading from the CALM buoy, including simulation of work boat stern pull on the offtake tanker tandem moored to the FSO off the CALM buoy and vessel manoeuvring to provide a lee for personnel transfer
  • Third party verification and expediting of critical components on the FSO/CALM buoy mooring and floating hose
  • Numerical dynamic analysis of floating hose behaviour under a range of environmental loading conditions. This included free streaming of the floating hose from the CALM buoy and connection of the hose to the offtake tanker
  • Failure analysis of mechanical breakaway coupler that failed during a typhoon, including dynamic hose modelling and reviews of design with the breakaway coupler manufacturer
  • Modelling of floating hose string tow from the onshore supply base to site
  • Development and supply of CALM buoy load monitoring software