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Sep 2013 – Drilling Riser Studies Focus on Unknowns of Loading and Frontier Operations

Drilling in harsh environments imposes strains on risers, conductors and wellheads. Stress levels can be predicted, but results don’t always match the reality of prolonged exposure to buffeting waves and surging currents. This is a major concern in frontier deepwater regions with little prior drilling history, and also for operations pushing the boundaries of jackup drilling in established hostile plays.