Paul Stuckey

Paul Stuckey
Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering (C-CORE) · Ice Engineering

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Publications (33)
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There is an incentive to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases associated with offshore hydrocarbon production off the east coast of Canada. One of the proposed solutions is the electrification of the production facilities using floating offshore wind farms. The design and operation of floating offshore wind turbines in regions with icebergs and sea...
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The move to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the offshore hydrocarbons production industry has resulted in a growing interest in the possibility of using offshore wind to reduce on-platform power generation. While some offshore areas are progressing towards or planning for the use of offshore wind to electrify hydrocarbon producing platforms, the...
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The Iceberg Loads Software (ILS) was developed initially to determine design iceberg loads for the Hebron GBS. The ILS framework has since been adapted for assessing iceberg loads on other structures such as the West White Rose Platform, subsea protection structures, pipelines laid on the seabed and floating production structures (spars and FPSOs)....
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When planning oil and gas exploration and production operations off the east coast of Canada, the potential for iceberg impacts must be considered. Environmental conditions in this region can be very harsh, and iceberg trajectories are notably unpredictable. When an iceberg has the potential to impact a Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading...
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In designing a floating offshore production system to operate in a region with risk of impacts from icebergs, the effectiveness of management and avoidance of detected icebergs may be considered when determining design ice loads. Management can include deflection of encroaching icebergs through towing or use of water cannon. Avoidance would typical...
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Design of offshore structures for arctic and subarctic regions requires consideration of wave, wind and ice actions. If individual actions are not mutually exclusive, then combined actions also need consideration. ISO 19906 recommends that, when possible, extreme level combined actions should be determined based on the joint probability distributio...
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Icebergs can pose risks to platforms in arctic and subarctic regions. These risks require careful consideration during design, and as well during operations. Platforms must be designed to withstand potential impacts from icebergs, or to disconnect and move offsite to avoid impacts. ISO 19906 allows use of ice management to mitigate iceberg and sea-...
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Iceberg areal density is one of the most important and challenging parameters to define accurately for offshore petroleum exploration. The two data sources for iceberg areal density considered here are aerial reconnaissance data collected by the International Ice Patrol and iceberg charts which merge aerial reconnaissance data with other observatio...
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The majority of exploration, development and production offshore Newfoundland has occurred in shallow water. Currently there are two floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels and one gravity based structure producing oil on the Grand Banks. In recent years, there has been a move to deeper water offshore Newfoundland. There have bee...
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Platforms operating in arctic and subarctic regions such as the Grand Banks, Labrador Sea, Barents Sea and offshore Greenland are exposed to the risk of iceberg impacts. These structures must be designed to withstand the impact from an iceberg or be designed to disconnect and move offsite to avoid the impact. Offshore Newfoundland, gravity based st...
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Icebergs can pose a risk to offshore oil and gas structures in arctic and sub-arctic regions of the world. The Iceberg Load Software (ILS) was developed to determine design loads on structures following the spirit of ISO 19906:2010, helping designers better understand the impact forces and moments the structures must be designed to withstand. The I...
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In designing an oil and gas platform for offshore arctic and subarctic regions, operators may need to consider potential iceberg impacts when determining optimal structure configuration and ice strengthening requirements. Ice strengthening requirements will depend on the frequency of impacts, the sizes and shapes of icebergs impacting, the impact v...
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A number of solutions have been successfully implemented for producing oil and gas off Canada’s east coast, where impacts by icebergs are a possibility. In future, as operators move further offshore to deeper water and further north where the numbers and sizes of icebergs may increase, new solutions for avoiding impacts will be required to limit ic...
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Many challenges arise when designing offshore structures for iceberg loads in arctic and subarctic regions. To help the designer, the ISO 19906:2010 standard provides guidance for the calculation of design ice loads using both deterministic and probabilistic approaches. In determining design loads for different environmental factors, both principal...
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Offshore platforms proposed for operation in regions with icebergs must be designed to withstand ice loads associated with impacts for cases where icebergs cannot be managed or avoided. Both fixed and floating systems have been successfully used on the Grand Banks off Canada's east coast without incident to date. The Hibernia platform is designed t...
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Designing offshore structures for iceberg loads in arctic and subarctic regions presents unique challenges. The ISO 19906 standard provides guidance for the calculation of design ice loads using both deterministic and probabilistic approaches. C-CORE has developed and applied a software package, the Iceberg Load Software, for determining global and...
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One of the governing design aspects of a bottom founded structure on the Grand Banks is the impact of icebergs. A Gravity Base Structure (GBS) caisson will be designed to withstand iceberg impacts, but the platform topsides are not designed to withstand iceberg impacts. Therefore, the topsides structure must be designed in a manner such that the sp...
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Analysis of loads from icebergs for an Arctic Floater has been performed. The determination of iceberg loads was guided by the ISO 19906 International Standard. Global and local loads on the hull, as well as mooring loads, were studied. To determine loads at the specified levels of exceedance, probabilistic methodology using Monte Carlo methods was...
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This paper presents a methodology to estimate iceberg impact loading, as well as analyses and design of exterior walls of the Hebron Gravity Based Structure (GBS) to resist the 10,000-year return period iceberg impact loading. The iceberg impact load on the GBS was calculated using a probabilistic analysis including Type II uncertainty analysis wit...
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Abstract In iceberg prone regions, subsea substructures placed on the seabed are atrisk of impacts from free-floating and scouring iceberg keels. Here themethodology for assessing iceberg loads and two mitigation strategies aredescribed. The iceberg load model was an extension of previous work forestimating iceberg impact loads on offshore surface...
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Oil and gas exploration activities in iceberg populated waters require careful planning to ensure operations are conducted with the utmost attention to safety and environmental protection while minimizing iceberg related downtime. This paper describes a methodology for estimating downtime and providing a tool to plan ice management fleet requiremen...
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Oil and gas exploration activities in iceberg populated waters require careful planning to ensure operations are conducted with the utmost attention to safety and environmental protection while minimizing iceberg related downtime. This paper describes a methodology for estimating downtime and providing a tool to plan ice management fleet requiremen...
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The characteristics of first-year and multi-year sea ice and icebergs in different offshore regions in the world vary significantly, resulting in varied ice load distributions depending on the specific ice types, environment, and platform characteristics. As part of the development and validation of action factors for design ice loads for the new I...
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As the number of oil and gas players in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions increases, so do the suite of technology-based capabilities for cold region operations. Advances are being made in remote sensing, ice management, and ice engineering. R&D targeted to increase our understanding of the ice environment and ice mechanics is reducing uncertainties re...
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C-CORE and Ian Jordaan and Associates have developed a probabilistic methodology for assessing iceberg impact loads on offshore structures. The approach estimates design loads based on an annual target exceedence probability (e.g 10-4for abnormal loading events) and is consistent with ISO 19906 requirements. The model also has the capability to con...
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Large ice rubble accumulations can occur adjacent to offshore structures in shallow water sea ice environments. Potential effects include ice load attenuation, impairment of EER systems and reduced vessel access. Drawing on measurements of rubble height and extent, an empirical approach has been developed for rubble characterization and modelling o...
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An iceberg design load methodology has been developed to address the risk of icebergs to offshore structures. The methodology is probabilistic, accounts for the range of iceberg shapes, sizes and strengths, and environmental conditions. The model is applicable to both fixed structures such as a gravity based structure or a jackup, as well as floati...
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Large ice rubble accumulations can occur adjacent to offshore structures in shallow water sea ice environments. Potential effects include ice load attenuation, impairment of EER systems and reduced vessel access. Drawing on measurements of rubble height and extent, an empirical approach has been developed for rubble characterization and modelling o...
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An iceberg design load methodology has been developed to address the risk of icebergs to offshore structures. The methodology is probabilistic, accounts for the range of iceberg shapes, sizes and strengths, and environmental conditions. The model is applicable to both fixed structures such as a gravity based structure or a jackup, as well as floati...
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Marine operations in winter and early spring, on the East Coast of Canada, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, are affected by the presence of sea ice and icebergs. Groups such as the Canadian Ice Service (CIS), International Ice Patrol (IIP) and PAL Environmental Services monitor and track ice movement to advise operators in the region of the risk...
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Marine operations in winter and early spring, on the East Coast of Canada, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, are affected by the presence of sea ice and icebergs. Groups such as the Canadian Ice Service (CIS), International Ice Patrol (IIP) and PAL Environmental Services monitor and track ice movement to advise operators in the region of the risk...
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The design of offshore structures for ice loads requires estimates of global ice forces and local ice pressures on the structure. The focus is ice crushing against a structure, for example icebergs impacting an offshore rig. To determine these, the global interaction area and local design area are precisely defined. A rational basis for defining th...

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