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Snorre A Platform
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No: 180   Contributor: Garve Scott-Lodge   Companies: Statoil   Year: 2005   Country: Norway
Snorre A Platform

Snorre A is an integrated production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) unit. This tension leg platform (TLP) is moored to the seabed by steel tethers.

Photo courtesy of Statoil
Picture added on 26 November 2006
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Tension leg mooring made a weird effect in the swells. Due to the tension on all four legs, it did not move up and down with the waves. But it moved sideways. Actually it moved in in an eight like double circle, like drawing the number eight. Not quite circles where they meet. It gave a really weird sensation when the sea was rough. Skidding sideways in the eight course. -- I were working there for one trip only, around 1995.

Added by Jan T. Jacobsen on 11 September 2013.
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