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    The OSV Guide

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    This publication is a guide to the operation and management of offshore support vessels (OSVs).
    ISBN: 9781914992476
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    Published: July 2022

    Author: UK Chamber of Shipping

    The Guide describes the differences between the offshore industry and conventional marine activity, covering areas such as towing procedures and environmental regulatory compliance. It is designed to be a valuable aid to learning and a useful reference source, particularly when complemented by other training resources.

    This publication updates and supersedes Supply Ship Operations by Victor Gibson.

     

    The Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the global offshore sector, and is intended to fulfil any requirement by professionals, either on board ship or ashore, who want to know about the operation of offshore vessels in terms of their capabilities and the regulatory framework within which they operate.

    The book has been divided into five major sections. It begins with an overview of the offshore sector that describes its vessels, their onboard systems, offshore installations, and the cargoes that are likely to be carried. Sections on offshore activities and seamanship detail the variety of activities undertaken by vessels engaged in offshore oil operations and how they are conducted, including new guidance on offshore wind farms. Of particular interest to Masters is the practical guidance on operations such as maintaining station close to offshore installations.

    In addition to the technical development of the vessels, the Guide describes how the regulatory framework specifically applies to the offshore sector in terms of supporting and assisting with operations. The Guide also contains a section on accidents, emergences, and checklists, with practical advice on how to avoid incidents. This is an important section to be studied by Masters, because regardless of who else is involved in the management of their vessel, ultimate responsibility lies with them.

     

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgement

    Introduction

    Part 1 – The Offshore Sector

    1. Ship Types

    1.1 Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels

    1.2 Platform Supply Vessels

    1.3 Accommodation Vessels

    1.4 ‘Walk to Work’ Vessels

    1.5 Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels

    1.6 Survey Vessels

    1.7 Dive Support Vessels

    1.8 Installation, Repair and Maintenance Ships

    1.9 Crew Transfer Vessels

    1.10 Pipelaying Vessels

    2. Offshore Installation Types

    2.1 Semi-Submersible Drilling Units

    2.2 Jackups

    2.3 Drill Ships

    3. Cargo Types

    3.1 Pipes for Pipelayers

    3.2 Casing, Drill Pipe and Riser Sections

    3.3 Containerised Cargo

    3.4 Tote Tanks

    3.5 Drilling Fluids

    3.6 Drill Water, Potable Water and Fuel

    3.7 Cement, Barites and Other Bulk Powders

    3.8 Drill Cuttings

    4. Ship Systems

    4.1 Prime Movers

    4.2 Electrical Distribution

    4.3 Batteries

    4.4 Azimuth Propulsion and Station Keeping

    4.5 Controls Including DP Systems (DP Capabilities)

    4.6 Pipework and Pumping Systems

    4.7 Winches

    4.8 Deck Equipment

    Part 2 – Regulations, Safety and Environment

    5. Flag State, Classification and Regulations

    5.1 Flag State

    5.2 Class Notation

    5.3 Regulations and Guidance

    5.4 Adults and Inspections

    6. The Management of Health and Safety

    6.1 The Application of Rules and Guidance

    6.2 Dealing with Major Accidents

    6.3 Occupational Safety

    7. Safety Considerations of OSVs

    7.1 The Safety of the Ship

    7.2 Safety of Personnel

    8. Protection of the Environment

    8.1 Prevention of Oil Spills

    8.2 Operational Residues

    8.3 Garbage

    8.4 Exhaust Gases and Emissions

    8.5 Fuel, Energy Efficiency and Emissions

    9. Transferring Personnel

    9.1 Helicopter Transfers

    9.2 The Swing Rope

    9.3 Transfers by Crane using Personnel Transfer Devices (PTDs)

    9.4 Walk to Work

    Part 3 – Offshore Activities

    10. Moving Moored Semi-Submersibles

    10.1 Fundamentals

    10.2 Conventional Rig Movements

    10.3 A Rig Move within Subsea Architecture or at a Platform

    10.4 A Deep Water Rig Move

    11. Moving Jackups

    11.1 Fundamentals

    11.2 Open Water Jackup Movements

    11.3 Workover or Development Drilling Jackup Movements

    12. Towing

    12.1 Fundamentals

    12.2 Towing Manned Semi-Submersibles

    12.3 Towing Unmanned Semi-Submersibles

    12.4 Infield Jackup Towing

    12.5 Ocean Towing of Jackups

    12.6 Barge Towing

    13. Supply Operations

    13.1 Fundamentals

    13.2 In Port Operations

    13.3 The Voyage

    13.4 Maintaining Station Alongside

    13.5 Working Cargo Offshore

    13.6 Difficulties with Drilling Fluids

    14. Standby Activities

    14.1 Fundamentals

    14.2 UK Regulations

    14.3 Activities on Location

    14.4 Collision Risk Management

    14.5 Training and Exercise

    15. Offshore Offloading Systems

    15.1 Laying Permanent Moorings

    15.2 Supporting FPSOs and FSUs

    15.3 Supporting Offshore Loading Buoys

    16. Seismic Surveys

    16.1 Marine Seismic Surveys

    16.2 2D Seismic

    16.3 3D Seismic

    16.4 4D Seismic

    16.5 Ocean Bottom Node (OBN)

    16.6 Seismic Support Vessels

    17. Well related Activities

    17.1 Fundamentals

    17.2 Well Testing

    17.3 Well Stimulation

    17.4 Well Intervention

    17.5 Early Production

    18. Diving, Construction and IMR

    18.1 Dynamic Positioning (DP)

    18.2 Diving

    18.3 Inspection, Maintenance and Repair

    18.4 Construction

    19. Pipelaying

    19.1 Pipelay Techniques

    19.2 Flexibles

    20. Support for Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs)

    20.1 Offshore Wind Power – General

    20.2 Installation of Wind Farms

    20.3 Maintenance

    20.4 Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs)

    Part 4 – Offshore Seamanship

    21. Offshore Ships: Propulsion and Controls

    21.1 Introduction

    21.2 Ship Handling

    21.3 Computerised Control Systems

    22. Offshore Seamanship

    22.1 Working Close to Offshore Installations

    22.2 Tying up to Offshore Installations

    22.3 Activities in Port

    22.4 Special Activities

    Part 5 – Accident Reports and Emergencies

    23. Accident Reports

    23.1 Collisions

    23.2 Groundings

    24. Emergencies

    24.1 Emergencies on Offshore Installations

    24.2 Own Ship Emergencies

    24.3 Planned Maintenance and Testing

    24.4 Unwanted Ship Occupation

    Part 6 – Appendices

    Appendix 1 – Glossary of Terms

    Appendix 2 – Marine and Oilfield Acronyms and Abbreviations

    Appendix 3 – References

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    Published: July 2022

    Author: UK Chamber of Shipping

    The Guide describes the differences between the offshore industry and conventional marine activity, covering areas such as towing procedures and environmental regulatory compliance. It is designed to be a valuable aid to learning and a useful reference source, particularly when complemented by other training resources.

    This publication updates and supersedes Supply Ship Operations by Victor Gibson.

     

    The Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the global offshore sector, and is intended to fulfil any requirement by professionals, either on board ship or ashore, who want to know about the operation of offshore vessels in terms of their capabilities and the regulatory framework within which they operate.

    The book has been divided into five major sections. It begins with an overview of the offshore sector that describes its vessels, their onboard systems, offshore installations, and the cargoes that are likely to be carried. Sections on offshore activities and seamanship detail the variety of activities undertaken by vessels engaged in offshore oil operations and how they are conducted, including new guidance on offshore wind farms. Of particular interest to Masters is the practical guidance on operations such as maintaining station close to offshore installations.

    In addition to the technical development of the vessels, the Guide describes how the regulatory framework specifically applies to the offshore sector in terms of supporting and assisting with operations. The Guide also contains a section on accidents, emergences, and checklists, with practical advice on how to avoid incidents. This is an important section to be studied by Masters, because regardless of who else is involved in the management of their vessel, ultimate responsibility lies with them.

     

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgement

    Introduction

    Part 1 – The Offshore Sector

    1. Ship Types

    1.1 Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels

    1.2 Platform Supply Vessels

    1.3 Accommodation Vessels

    1.4 ‘Walk to Work’ Vessels

    1.5 Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels

    1.6 Survey Vessels

    1.7 Dive Support Vessels

    1.8 Installation, Repair and Maintenance Ships

    1.9 Crew Transfer Vessels

    1.10 Pipelaying Vessels

    2. Offshore Installation Types

    2.1 Semi-Submersible Drilling Units

    2.2 Jackups

    2.3 Drill Ships

    3. Cargo Types

    3.1 Pipes for Pipelayers

    3.2 Casing, Drill Pipe and Riser Sections

    3.3 Containerised Cargo

    3.4 Tote Tanks

    3.5 Drilling Fluids

    3.6 Drill Water, Potable Water and Fuel

    3.7 Cement, Barites and Other Bulk Powders

    3.8 Drill Cuttings

    4. Ship Systems

    4.1 Prime Movers

    4.2 Electrical Distribution

    4.3 Batteries

    4.4 Azimuth Propulsion and Station Keeping

    4.5 Controls Including DP Systems (DP Capabilities)

    4.6 Pipework and Pumping Systems

    4.7 Winches

    4.8 Deck Equipment

    Part 2 – Regulations, Safety and Environment

    5. Flag State, Classification and Regulations

    5.1 Flag State

    5.2 Class Notation

    5.3 Regulations and Guidance

    5.4 Adults and Inspections

    6. The Management of Health and Safety

    6.1 The Application of Rules and Guidance

    6.2 Dealing with Major Accidents

    6.3 Occupational Safety

    7. Safety Considerations of OSVs

    7.1 The Safety of the Ship

    7.2 Safety of Personnel

    8. Protection of the Environment

    8.1 Prevention of Oil Spills

    8.2 Operational Residues

    8.3 Garbage

    8.4 Exhaust Gases and Emissions

    8.5 Fuel, Energy Efficiency and Emissions

    9. Transferring Personnel

    9.1 Helicopter Transfers

    9.2 The Swing Rope

    9.3 Transfers by Crane using Personnel Transfer Devices (PTDs)

    9.4 Walk to Work

    Part 3 – Offshore Activities

    10. Moving Moored Semi-Submersibles

    10.1 Fundamentals

    10.2 Conventional Rig Movements

    10.3 A Rig Move within Subsea Architecture or at a Platform

    10.4 A Deep Water Rig Move

    11. Moving Jackups

    11.1 Fundamentals

    11.2 Open Water Jackup Movements

    11.3 Workover or Development Drilling Jackup Movements

    12. Towing

    12.1 Fundamentals

    12.2 Towing Manned Semi-Submersibles

    12.3 Towing Unmanned Semi-Submersibles

    12.4 Infield Jackup Towing

    12.5 Ocean Towing of Jackups

    12.6 Barge Towing

    13. Supply Operations

    13.1 Fundamentals

    13.2 In Port Operations

    13.3 The Voyage

    13.4 Maintaining Station Alongside

    13.5 Working Cargo Offshore

    13.6 Difficulties with Drilling Fluids

    14. Standby Activities

    14.1 Fundamentals

    14.2 UK Regulations

    14.3 Activities on Location

    14.4 Collision Risk Management

    14.5 Training and Exercise

    15. Offshore Offloading Systems

    15.1 Laying Permanent Moorings

    15.2 Supporting FPSOs and FSUs

    15.3 Supporting Offshore Loading Buoys

    16. Seismic Surveys

    16.1 Marine Seismic Surveys

    16.2 2D Seismic

    16.3 3D Seismic

    16.4 4D Seismic

    16.5 Ocean Bottom Node (OBN)

    16.6 Seismic Support Vessels

    17. Well related Activities

    17.1 Fundamentals

    17.2 Well Testing

    17.3 Well Stimulation

    17.4 Well Intervention

    17.5 Early Production

    18. Diving, Construction and IMR

    18.1 Dynamic Positioning (DP)

    18.2 Diving

    18.3 Inspection, Maintenance and Repair

    18.4 Construction

    19. Pipelaying

    19.1 Pipelay Techniques

    19.2 Flexibles

    20. Support for Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs)

    20.1 Offshore Wind Power – General

    20.2 Installation of Wind Farms

    20.3 Maintenance

    20.4 Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs)

    Part 4 – Offshore Seamanship

    21. Offshore Ships: Propulsion and Controls

    21.1 Introduction

    21.2 Ship Handling

    21.3 Computerised Control Systems

    22. Offshore Seamanship

    22.1 Working Close to Offshore Installations

    22.2 Tying up to Offshore Installations

    22.3 Activities in Port

    22.4 Special Activities

    Part 5 – Accident Reports and Emergencies

    23. Accident Reports

    23.1 Collisions

    23.2 Groundings

    24. Emergencies

    24.1 Emergencies on Offshore Installations

    24.2 Own Ship Emergencies

    24.3 Planned Maintenance and Testing

    24.4 Unwanted Ship Occupation

    Part 6 – Appendices

    Appendix 1 – Glossary of Terms

    Appendix 2 – Marine and Oilfield Acronyms and Abbreviations

    Appendix 3 – References

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