Accession Number:

ADA162299

Title:

Development of Decision Analysis Specifically for Arctic Offshore Drilling Islands.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The theory and development of decision analysis for alternatives with risks is discussed. A procedure for decision analysis is then developed, by taking advantage of utility and probability theory, and applying this process to Arctic offshore drilling islands. A computer program was written as part of an example that compares three man made islands in the Arctic. Consequences of the three alternatives were based on factors such as ice loading, initial costs, transit time, along with six other attributes. The preferences of the design team for nine consequences, along with the likelihood of any single consequence occurring, was evaluated to obtain the optimum solution. Keywords Caisson-retained islands, FORTRAN.

Subject Categories:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE