A first for steel catenary risers

The world's first steel-catenary riser on a floating production system was installed on the Petrobras semisubmersible P-18. [39,019 bytes] New technology is allowing operators to install steel catenary risers (SCR) on floating production systems (FPS). According to Oil States Industries Inc., its FlexJoint technology will accommodate FPS motion. SCRs have previously been installed only on tension-legged platforms (TLPs) where platform motions do not include heave.

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