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Improved Current Profile Criteria for Deepwater Riser Design

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Gus Jeans

Fugro GEOS, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Colin Grant

bp – Deepwater Upstream Technology, Staines, Middlesex, UK

Graham Feld

Fugro GEOS, Houston, TX

Paper No. OMAE2002-28153, pp. 307-311; 5 pages
  • ASME 2002 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Volume 1
  • Oslo, Norway, June 23–28, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3611-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3599-5
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


New types of current profile criteria are described that are designed to take into account the vertical coherence of deepwater currents in offshore engineering. Reasoning is given why traditional types of current profile criteria can be inappropriate for deepwater locations. The paper describes current profile occurrence criteria that consist of a discrete number of characteristic profiles, each of which has an associated percentage frequency of occurrence. These criteria are appropriate for riser fatigue calculations (including Vortex Induced Vibration modelling) and operability assessments. Use of these criteria can reduce the level of over-conservatism associated with the traditional criteria, potentially leading to significant cost savings. Two possible methods of deriving these criteria are described, one of which uses Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) analysis to simplify the vertical structure of current profiles. The relative merits of each analysis technique are assessed.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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