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Flexible Riser Fatigue Re-Evaluation to Extend the Service Life

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Carlos A. D. Lemos

PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Fernando J. M. Sousa, José R. M. Sousa

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Paper No. OMAE2008-57817, pp. 601-606; 6 pages
  • ASME 2008 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 3: Pipeline and Riser Technology; Ocean Space Utilization
  • Estoril, Portugal, June 15–20, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4820-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3821-8
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


Some PETROBRAS fields are near mature now, around 15 years of production, and their production still important to the company portfolio, the possibility of extending the service life of these flexible risers becomes extremely attractive. This work addresses the re-evaluation of the fatigue life of old flexible risers aiming to extend their fatigue life at the same environment conditions or at new and less challenging ones. To fulfill this condition a special procedure is being applied to stretch the service life of the installed flexible risers, considering irregular wave analysis conditions, distributions of damage around the circumference and along the bend stiffener area and phase difference between tension and bending and in some cases a coupled analysis of the ship, mooring and risers systems. This kind of new fatigue procedure could also become of paramount importance to Petrobras to allow the design of conventional flexible risers for ultra deep waters.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME



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