Murray Brown's scientific contributions

Publications (2)

Conference Paper
There has been considerable interest in deepwater opportunities offshore Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). The significant discovery of Mizzen, Harpoon and Bay du Nord fields by Statoil and partner Husky Energy, as well as the regional seismic data and metocean characterization projects by Nalcor, has generated industry interest in the area resulting...
Conference Paper
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...

Citations

... There are large potential offshore basins in this region, with water depths ranging from 200 m to over 2000 m, semi-submersibles are again an attractive option. Depending on proximity to shore (sea ice tends to stay close to the coastline in this region), there can be high probabilities of sea ice and icebergs during the shoulder seasons ( Brown et al., 2016). No standard methodology has been established for the assessment of global ice loads on mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs), in particular for MODUs intended for seasonal operations. ...