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High-performance bolting technology for offshore oil and natural gas operations

High-performance bolting technology for offshore oil and natural gas operations

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Connector Reliability for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations, author

"Commercially significant amounts of crude oil and natural gas lie under the continental shelf of the United States. Advances in locating deposits, and improvements in drilling and recovery technology, have made it technically and economically feasible to extract these resources under harsh conditions. But extracting these offshore petroleum resources involves the possibility, however remote, of oil spills, with resulting damage to the ocean and the coastline ecosystems and risks to life and limb of those performing the extraction. The environmental consequences of an oil spill can be more severe underwater than on land because sea currents can quickly disperse the oil over a large area and, thus, cleanup can be problematic. Bolted connections are an integral feature of deep-water well operations. High-Performance Bolting Technology for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations summarizes strategies for improving the reliability of fasteners used in offshore oil exploration equipment, as well as best practices from other industrial sectors. It focuses on critical bolting--bolts, studs, nuts, and fasteners used on critical connections"--Publisher's description

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Published Washington, DC : The National Academies Press 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Committee on Connector Reliability for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations, National Materials and Manufacturing Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences [and] National Academy of Engineering
ISBN: 0309472423, 0309472458, 9780309472425, 9780309472456
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (National Academies Press, viewed June 14, 2018).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 252 pages) : color illustrations.
Series: A consensus study report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Subject: Fasteners Design and construction.; Offshore oil industry Equipment and supplies.; Fasteners United States Reliability.; Offshore oil industry United States Equipment and supplies.; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Mechanical.; Fasteners United States Design and construction.; United States.
Series Title: Consensus study report.
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Contents

  1. Summary
  2. The challenges of subsea fastener reliability improvement
  3. Assessment of critical subsea bolting system design elements
  4. Options for improving bolting reliability
  5. Safety culture and human systems integration
  6. Innovation opportunities
  7. Summary of recommendations
  8. Appendixes.