Integrity Management and Life Extension of Flexible Risers and Jackets
The evening will be chaired by Iain Knight, Wood Group
FlexIQ a complete offering for understanding condition of Flexible Risers, presented by Kirsten Oliver, Brownfield and Asset Management Lead INTECSEA
Flexible risers are designed with a discrete design life that includes significant safety factors to compensate for the uncertainties in the key risk areas. Failure of the tensile armour wire as a result of fatigue is one such critical risk
FlexIQ is a complete offering in the arena of flexible riser integrity management from the strategic alliance of INTECSEA and Innospection. FlexIQ redefine the approach to flexible riser integrity management by offering best in class inspection and computational simulation techniques as part of an Integrity Management Framework. In turn, this leads to a significant improvement in understanding of operational risk and enables a fully integrated service for inspection, analysis and data management.
This presentation will give an overview of the following key elements of the FlexIQ service that are wrapped in a Risk Based approach to Flexible Integrity Management
- the MECFIT inspection that enables crack/breaks in the tensile armour wire to be detected with or without annulus flooding;
- the Flexas™ FEA modelling technique that captures the local layer nonlinear kinematics within the global dynamic simulation of the flexible riser
- State of the art annulus testing
Cost Effective Methods to Extend Jacket Platform Life, presnted by Hassan Salaeh, Senior Engineer 2H Offshore
As the North Sea oil and gas production market matures, the industry is faced with a large number of older jacket platform production facilities that are in the later stages of, or have exceeded, original design life. In the current low oil price climate, extension of service life is planned on many of these platforms, but with the challenge of inimising further investment and expenditure.
2H have established a number of services around extending the service life of the platform well conductors and jacket through an effective integrity management program. Using a combination of engineering assessment, inspection and monitoring, and repair methods, the service life of equipment can be extended in a considered and cost effective way.
In this presentation, some of the key activities performed to confirm the suitability of corroded well conductors and platform jackets for continued operations past their intended design life are presented and discussed.
Registration will be open from 17:30, presentations will start at 18:00 and will be followed by a networking session with cheese and wine.