Monitoring Offshore Monopile Fatigue Event: Wind Europe Date: November 2017 Author: T. Brown, A. Rimmer, E. Palmer Fatigue loading on subsea monopiles used within wells has been an increasing problem in recent years for the oil and gas industry through the use of larger and heavier equipment on the monopole, longer operating durations and harsher environments. However, this is not a unique problem to the oil and gas industry as wind turbine monopiles also face large cyclic loading over extended life times. This challenge has prompted the widespread implementation of monitoring systems to confirm predictions of monopile loading and fatigue and ensure that: operations are conducted safely, inspection regimes may be properly specified; and life extension may be possible. Monitoring system design requirements, data processing and evaluation of field measurements from a number of offshore monopiles are described. Monitoring systems for measurement of monopole fatigue require careful planning to ensure adequate quality of the data and cost effectiveness. The evaluation will determine the suitability of off-the-shelf equipment or the need for application specific devices. An example assessment of the requirements of measurement devices from which monopile fatigue can be derived is given that demonstrates the importance of integrated consideration of instruments, resolution and data processing methods in the selection and design of the system. Conservatisms in monopile design may be removed by using continued monitoring to increase understanding of these systems. Premature failures may be prevented through better understanding of the system loading and extension of the operating life of monopole foundations is shown to be possible. 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 Engineering, Life Extension & Monitoring Riser Integrity & Life Extension Platform Well Integrity & Life Extension Subsea Wellhead System & Life Extension Machine Learning for Riser Engineering 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 Qualification Testing 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 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.