The Researching Offshore Facilities and Choosing an Appropriate Platform for Hydrate Extraction in the Bay of Bengal
Keywords:Offshore Structures, Hydrocarbon, Bay of Bengal, Continental Shelf, Sediment
Offshore buildings are used in various locations and sea depths for several reasons. Different equipment, platforms, and design techniques are needed depending on water depth, climatic conditions, structural arrangement, and new concepts. Offshore constructions usually generate and transport oil, gas, and other commodities. Bangladesh has yet to use the Bay of Bengal's hydrocarbon potential for oil and gas. Bangladesh lags behind India and Myanmar in maritime oil and gas discovery. In 50 years, Bangladesh's sea barriers have yielded no benefits. Bangladesh's economy is hindered by its high crude oil imports. Focus on offshore petroleum exploration to locate "black gold" now. Therefore, an offshore structure is needed. This thesis paper covers the fundamentals of all offshore systems, broadens the research, and recommends appropriate platforms for various sea-water depths, which those platforms are meant to be built for hydrates predicted in the Bay of Bengal. The paper uses the Bay of Bengal sedimentation and estimated water depth to choose offshore constructions. The country's maritime boundaries have 26 oil and gas blocks. There are 11 in shallow water and 15 in deep sea. According to statistics, the blocks are on the continental shelf and deep-water region. Five zones make up the Bay of Bengal continental shelf. They are shores A-B, B-C, C-D, D-E, and E-F after region F continental slope continues till the deep sea area. The continental slope zone C-D has 64-106 m water depth. Therefore, the Bay of Bengal continental shelf is suitable for all permanent offshore buildings except this zone. Only concrete gravity platforms fit this zone. We need the technology to search for oil and gas in water. It takes a lot of work to get foreign companies to work together. Thus, skilled people should work on it and encourage government or private businesses to develop oil and gas production technology.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2023 Global Sustainability Research
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.