Na Kika hull design interface management challenges and successes
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The Na Kika Development is located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The project is a subsea development of five independent hydrocarbon fields tied back to a centrally located, permanently moored floating development and production host facility. The Na Kika host consists of a semi-submersible hull moored in 1936 meters of water supporting four topsides modules. The water depth, the projects flow assurance strategy and an organizational goal to reduce design cycle time and fabrication costs posed numerous challenges to the Hull Global, Structural and Systems Design Teams. This paper presents the hull design challenges and solutions thereof and highlights the management interfaces that were established early and set the stage for project success. Copyright 2004, Offshore Technology Conference.
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Kenney, J. J., Harris, K. H., Hodges, S. B., Mercier, R. S., & Sarwono, B. A.