SKID2301 - Marine Operations


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

Overview of relevant marine operations. Overview of relevant rules and regulations. Vessel response and operability. Weather window - Waiting on Weather (WoW). Towing operations: Morison equation. Bollard pull. Line strength. Propeller characteristics. Dynamic effects in towing. Laying of pipelines/cables: Various laying methods (S-lay, J-lay, Reel-lay). Catenary equation. Lift and installation of subsea modules: Dynamic model for a SDOF system. Lifting phases. Lifting appliances. Heave compensation.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: - have a comprehensive understanding of the mathematical models used to analyse relevant marine operations. - has a fundamental knowledge of irregular sea states and how waves affects the vessel response. - has an overview of relevant marine operations and how to estimate response of the involved vessels and/or the equipment used during the operation. - has a good understanding of the fact that planning and execution of marine operations requires interdisciplinary insight and competence. - has a good knowledge of existing rules and guidelines to perform dynamic analysis of marine operations. - can update his/her knowledge in line with changes in rules and guidelines. - has an overview of what fatal consequences accidents in connection with marine operations might have. Skills: - knows how to apply fundamental mechanical principles to analyse relevant marine operations. - is able to reflect over the obtained analysis results to evaluate if the operation is feasible, or if new solutions or methods must be developed. - is able to find relevant and comparable results to support the problem at hand. - knows how to apply relevant scientific tools tp perform dynamic analyses of relevant marine operations. General competence: -is aware of the relevant challenges related to the execution of marine operations, including the interaction between technological and human factors. -is able to communicate challenges related to the execution of marine operations based on the experiences found during the planning of the operation. -is capable of carrying out work tasks (or projects) stretching out in time and involving several persons with different background and skill.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and assignments Mandatory requirements: 8 out of 10 mandatory assignments in each semester must be approved before access to exam is granted.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

5 hours written exam.

Re-sit examination: Oral exam held during the spring to make sure grades before the summer

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III



Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


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