Steel Catenary Risers for Deepwater Environments Event: Steel Catenary Risers for Deepwater Environments Date: May 1998 Author: S. Hatton, N. Willis Steel catenary risers are a potential solution for future deep and ultra deepwater production applications. However, the complexity of design and installation is greater than for flexible riser systems. The challenge is even more significant when steel catenaries are considered for harsh environments such as West of Shetland, where extreme and long-term environmental conditions are amongst the most severe in the world, causing the risers to be highly dynamic and fatigue sensitive. The STRIDE JIP (STeel RIsers for Deepwater Environments) was initiated with the purpose of increasing confidence levels in the design methods and defining practical installation procedures suitable for harsh environments. In these locations weather windows are short, installation vessel motions high and fabrication quality is paramount. The paper presents the scope of the STRIDE JIP and key findings of Phase I. Remaining areas of uncertainty and the proposed approach for resolution of these during Phase II are discussed. These include improved VIV prediction, touch down point response confirmation, definition of weld quality requirements and effects of plastic deformation. 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.