Riser Integrity Management for Deepwater Developments Event: OTC Date: May 2006 Author: R. Thethi - 2H Offshore Engineering Inc. H. Cook, D. Dopjera - BP. L. Williams - iicorr BP’s deepwater floating production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico include one tension-leg platform, three spar platforms, and one semi-submersible. In addition, two semi-submersible platforms are in the final stages of construction and commissioning. This total inventory of seven floating platforms in water depths ranging from 3000 to 7000 ft includes a wide range of riser types. In some cases the risers set industry records for design parameter combinations such as depth and diameter. They are thus of particular interest from an integrity management viewpoint BP is in the process of implementing a risk-based integrity management program for risers operating on these deepwater producing facilities. This paper explains the process to be applied, drawing on experience from similar processes used for pipeline systems and topside equipment. Some of the risers have instrumentation and monitoring systems which will be of value for long term integrity management, as well as day to day operations monitoring. Examples of actions arising from an integrity management process are discussed along with challenges in implementation. The paper concludes with a summary of advantages for existing operations and the potential benefit for future riser system design arising from this program. If you would like a copy of this technical paper register to download it (pop-up form). All technical papers Share this page Share on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on TwitterEmail Services Production & Export Riser Concept Engineering Steel Catenary Risers Top Tensioned Risers Hybrid Risers Flexible Risers Composite Risers Subsea Jumper Spools Subsea Umbilicals Deep Sea Mining Drilling, Completion & Workover Drilling Risers Completion & Workover Risers Subsea Wellheads & Conductors Platform Conductors Well Engineering Minimum Facilities Platforms Conductor Supported Wellhead Platforms & CoSMOS Riser Delivery Management Integrity, Life Extension & Monitoring Riser Monitoring System Engineering Drilling Riser Management Anomaly & Incident Engineering Subsea Wellhead System & Life Extension Platform Well Integrity & Life Extension Inspection, Maintenance & Repair Subsea Engineering Services Component Detailed Design Decommissioning Engineering Engineering Critical Assessment Installation Engineering Mechanical Connectors Offshore Renewable Energy Qualification Testing Verification & CVA Well Plug & Abandonment Get the latest riser insights!Receive our riser news, published papers and blog posts in your inbox monthly.