• Data-driven Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis for Ship Motion Modeling in Offshore Operations 

      Cheng, Xu; Li, Guoyuan; Skulstad, Robert; Major, Pierre Yann; Chen, Shengyong; Hildre, Hans Petter; Zhang, Houxiang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      To build a compact data-driven ship motion model for offshore operations that require high control safety, it is necessary to select the most influential parameters and to analyze the uncertainty of the input parameters. ...
    • Flexible Riser Installation Optimisation Based on Virtual Prototyping 

      Major, Pierre Yann; Yuan, Shuai; Zhang, Houxiang; Blaalid, Inge; Edet, Mathieu; Ferstad, Martin (Chapter, 2019)
      Flexible riser installations or replacements are operations which need to be accurately planned and trained for. Virtual prototyping (VP) allows engineers to interact with simulation tools in real time (RT) during the ...
    • Flexible riser replacement operation based on advanced virtual prototyping 

      Yuan, Shuai; Major, Pierre Yann; Zhang, Houxiang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      As a critical campaign in the offshore oil and gas engineering, flexible riser replacements involve complex operations that need to be optimized and detailed to factor in trends in the industry. Since it allows engineers ...
    • Virtual prototyping of offshore operations: a review 

      Major, Pierre Yann; Zhang, Houxiang; Hildre, Hans Petter; Edet, Mathieu (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Virtual prototyping of offshore operations (VPOO) is performed to plan and validate planning of infrequent or demanding operations characterized by high risk and low margins of error in hostile and remote environments ...
    • Virtual prototyping: a case study of positioning systems for drilling operations in the Barents Sea 

      Major, Pierre Yann; Skulstad, Robert; Li, Guoyuan; Zhang, Houxiang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      This study proposes a framework for comparative study on three different positioning solutions for mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) using high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) ropes, including active mooring with an HMPE ...