Use of New Technologies for Optimum Drilling Riser Configuration in Deepwater Event: Use of New Technologies for Optimum Drilling Riser Configuration in Deepwater Date: June 1997 Author: H. Howells, J. Bowman In deeper water, drilling riser systems are subjected to increased loads and maximising productive rig time is more difficult. Operators are faced with the need to assess the suitability of drilling facilities for their developments and drilling contractors must choose between making the most of what they=ve got, upgrading, or procurement of new facilities. Assessing the adequacy of existing equipment is a complex process. Riser fitness-for-purpose is not only affected by rig tension capacity but also by buoyancy arrangement, hang-off control, wellhead configuration and local environmental conditions. Much can be done to optimise riser usage through increased attention to riser configuration and improvements to operational procedures. The design issues which must be addressed, impact of deeper water and methods of optimising riser usage are described. 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.