Numerical Analysis of Multi Buoy Mooring Configuration Selection
The development of oil and gas technology from shallow water to deep sea is a challenge for Indonesian Hydrodynamics Laboratory (IHL) to carry out the deep sea model testing by using experimental tank with limited depth. Truncation method should be used to solve this problem. Mooring systems that will be analyzed in this study are multi buoy-mooring with configuration variations: two and four buoy-mooring installed on the FPSO. A numerical analysis was performed for determining mooring system response to avoid time and cost consuming. Analysis was conducted using time domain analysis to obtain the configuration that produce minimum tension of mooring lines. Two buoy-mooring show a better result configuration than four buoy-mooring.