Choosing the Most Appropriate Rigid Catenary Riser Design for Various Deepwater and harsh Environments Event: Choosing the Most Appropriate Rigid Catenary Riser Design for Various Deepwater and harsh Environments Date: May 1998 Author: N. Alderton, R. Thethi As operators commence the development of deep water fields, the interest in cost effective riser solutions increases. Some of these fields have particularly severe design conditions such as harsh environments and high temperature and pressure. These factors make riser design particularly challenging and may be beyond the scope of riser systems traditionally used in shallow water applications. One emerging technology is the use of steel pipe configured in compliant catenary arrangements. Medium grade steel pipe has a low cost compared to flexible pipe, but since it has a much larger minimum bend radius, careful consideration must be given to optimising the riser arrangement to achieve an acceptable performance. Several types of steel catenary riser have been developed, each having characteristics which make it better suited for particular applications. This paper discusses these characteristics and the applications appropriate to each type of riser. If you would like a copy of this technical paper register to download it (pop-up form). Back to All Technical Papers 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 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. * This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.