Advances in Steel Catenary Riser Design Event: DEEPTEC Date: January 1995 Author: H. Howells Riser systems can form a significant proportion of the development costs of floating production systems, which are increasingly being considered for current and future field developments. Steel catenary risers offer a low cost alternative to conventionally used rigid and flexible risers on floating platforms and can also provide economic riser design solutions for fixed platforms. Steel catenary risers have already been installed on the Shell Auger TLP and the concept is proposed for the Mars and Ram-Powell TLPs. Work is also being carried out on the DeepStar project to investigate the use of steel catenary risers. Consequently, most of the development work carried out to date relates to deep water applications for the Gulf of Mexico. The applicability of the concept to other environments, different water depths and platforms other than a TLP is addressed in the current work. 2H Offshore Engineering have investigated the use of steel catenaries for BP Exploration and further developed the concept in-house. Single flowline and flowline bundle configurations have been considered with varied environmental conditions, water depths and platform type. The key findings of the work are described in this paper. 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 Twitter Services Production & Export Riser Concept Engineering Steel Catenary Risers Top Tensioned Risers Hybrid Risers Flexible Pipes & Risers Corrosion Resistance and Composite Risers Subsea Jumper Spools Subsea Umbilicals Deep Sea Mining Integrity, Life Extension & Monitoring | 2H Offshore Riser Integrity & Life Extension Platform Well Integrity & Life Extension Subsea Wellhead System & Life Extension Machine Learning for Riser Engineering Projects Riser System Digital Twin Drilling Riser Management Riser Monitoring System Engineering Riser Inspection, Maintenance & Repair Anomaly & Incident Engineering Subsea Engineering & Assessment Services Component Detailed Design Offshore Decommissioning Engineering Fracture Mechanics and Engineering Critical Assessment Installation Engineering Mechanical Connectors Offshore Renewable Energy Systems and Qualification Testing System Verification & CVA Well Plug & Abandonment Drilling, Completion & Workover Drilling Risers Subsea Completion & Workover Risers Subsea Wellheads & Conductors Offshore Platform Conductors Well Engineering and Casing Design Minimum Facility Platform Design and Engineering Conductor Supported Wellhead Platforms & CoSMOS Monopile Wellhead Platforms Exploration to Early Production Systems Structural Engineering Services Riser Delivery Management & Systems Engineering Get the latest riser insights!Receive our riser news, published papers and blog posts in your inbox monthly.