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Marine Operations OFF600

The course is aimed at the students who want to work with marine operations related to oil and gas platforms, offshore wind energy and offshore fish farming. The course prepares the students for their work on the master thesis within related themes through the thorough preparation of a project report.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

Learning outcome
Give the students an introduction to the theme marine operations by:
  • Giving the students an introduction to vessels and response of vessels that are being used for marine operations
  • Giving the students an understanding of problems related to different types of marine operations
  • Giving the students an understanding of the limitations wind and waves pose on marine operations
  • Giving the students an understanding of the risks associated with marine operations
  • Preparing the students for work with their master thesis through the preparation of a thorough project report

Important themes are:

This course can be considered an extension of the course OFF580, Marine Technology and Design: dynamics of structures exposed to wave loads and modeling of waves as stochastic processes will here be considered. An introduction to vessel types and vessel response as well as mooring and dynamic positioning of vessels will be given. Different types of marine operations will be discussed. Themes such as weather windows and marine operations, towing, crane operations and underwater installation works are part of the course. Furthermore, risk assessments associated with marine operations will be part of the course.

Required prerequisite knowledge
OFF580 Marine Technology and Design

Written exam and assignment

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/2 4 Hours A - F Valid calculator.
Project work 1/2 A - F

The project report shall be handed in prior to 15th November.All parts of the exam must be approved. Visits to companies will not be compulsory.

Coursework requirements
80 % of the homework exercises must be approved in order to get access to the exam

80% of exercises (4 out of 5) must be approved prior to the student is allowed to enter the exam. Home exercices could be given as group work.

Compulsory lab exercises (with demonstration of computer programme).

Course teacher(s)
Course teacher: Muk Chen Ong
Course coordinator: Muk Chen Ong
Course teacher: Lin Li
Course teacher: Yihan Xing
Course teacher: Charlotte Obhrai
Course coordinator: Muk Chen Ong
Head of Department: Tor Henning Hemmingsen
Method of work
In average four hours of lectures and one hour exercises every week, more during certain periods. Home exercises: 80% of exercises must be approved prior to the student is allowed to enter the exam. The exercises shall be handed in according to plans for the course. Active participation at lectures in class is recommended. All information about the course (including information about time for lectures) will be posted on Canvas.The course is given in English. Guest lecturers from industry might be invited on risk in marine operations. Mandatory work demands (such as hand in assignments, lab-assignments, projects, etc.) must be approved by course teacher within the given deadline.
Open for
Master level at the Faculty of Science and Technology for qualified students. PhD level at the Faculty of Science and Technology according to agreement with lecturer.
Course assessment
By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Marine Operations (MOM490) 5
Marine Operations (OFF605) 5
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