Deepwater Riser VIV, Fatigue and Monitoring Event: Deepwater Riser VIV, Fatigue and Monitoring Date: March 2000 Author: F. Lim, H. Howells Vortex induced vibration is (VIV) is a major design issue for all deepwater riser systems operating in regions where severe current can be expected, such as the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Brazil. Cross-flow vibrations of a riser in severe currents can diminish the riser fatigue life, dictate the riser arrangement, fabrication details, vessel layout, installation method, and thus have significant cost impacts at all stages of the field development. The limitations of existing analytical methods and test data for predicting deepwater riser VIV response are discussed. This shows that in-service monitoring or full scale testing is essential to improve our understanding of VIV response and confidence in its predictions. A number of monitoring and test programmes are described and some of the key findings reported. Based on the experience, instrumentation requirements for monitoring VIV response are described and a design approach to deal with VIV is proposed. 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.