Physical Oceanographic and Meteorological Data for Beaufort and Chukchi Seas: Support Reliability Based Design Criteria for Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Structures

The intent of this project was to produce information that will facilitate implementation of the ISO 19906 Standard: Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries - Arctic Offshore Structures (i.e., the normative). The information collected in this effort consists of meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) information, for US waters in both the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, in a consistent format.

A full complement of design values for the region is required to implement and ultimately, produce safe and reliable offshore structure designs. This project included identification of metocean data of good quality and sufficient quantity to serve as an adequate statistical sample of data. The data were identified, acquired and processed. After processing into a common format, bulk statistics were calculated from the samples. These statistics include quantile values corresponding to parameter values with a low rate of occurrence. The purpose was to identify those values of metocean parameters that have occurred, but occur infrequently.

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Additional Info

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ISO Topics climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere, oceans, structure
Primary Contact Andrew Metzger (
Other Contacts Oceana Francis, Hank Statscewich, Peter Winsor
Primary Organization University of Alaska Anchorage
Funding Organizations Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Other Organizations University of Hawaii, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Akka LLC
Organization Types Academic, Federal, Industry and Consultants
Geo-keywords North Slope
Start Date 2016-02-01
Created March 10, 2017, 02:54 (AKST)
Last Updated July 1, 2021, 23:28 (AKDT)