Rigid Bottom Weighted Large Diameter Risers – Concept, Analysis & Design

Event:
Technologies for Deep Hostile Seas
Date:
June 1996
Author:
S. Hatton, S. Huang

Rigid steel risers have been recently implemented on the Shell Auger TLP. Compared with conventional flexible risers, rigid steel risers offer a more economic alternative. Furthermore, steel pipe allows larger diameter risers to be considered in deep water. In this paper, a further development of the concept is discussed.

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