Complimentary Workshop: DW1401 Composite Reinforced Ultra-Deep Drilling Riser Technology Transfer

Please join RPSEA member Stress Engineering and RPSEA Principal Investigator Lincoln Composites for a technical interchange workshop focused on the developments of composite riser technology related to the RPSEA Ultra-Deepwater DW1401 project, Composite Riser for Ultra-Deepwater High Pressure Wells. This technology transfer workshop will feature a review of prior work in this field, assumptions used for this project and the test results achieved. You’re specifically invited and encouraged to attend and learn about the progress of this enabling technology.

If you are not familiar with the DW1401 RPSEA project, the primary objective during this stage of the program is to create a riser system that satisfies regulatory concerns, industry performance standards and sufficient margins of safety to eliminate apprehension at the operator level for the unique challenge of ultra-high pressure and ultra-deepwater wells. To accomplish this, we have completed a basis of design study, designed a solution, fabricated full-scale diameter/sub-length specimens and tested the proof-of-concept specimens representing the best technology available for composite reinforcement of drilling risers.

This workshop will feature presentations from the following list of participants:

  • Mike Tognarelli (BP) and Jim Chitwood (Chevron), Opening Discussion
  • Don Baldwin (Lincoln Composites), Composite Riser and Composite-Reinforced Riser Projects at Lincoln Composites
  • Mamdouh Salama (ConocoPhillips), In-Service Inspection and Monitoring
  • Chad Cederberg (Lincoln Composites), RPSEA Drilling Riser
  • Kenneth Bhalla (Stress Engineering Services), Global Analysis
  • Chris Alexander (Stress Engineering Services), Testing
For more information and to register:  
Contact Brittany Graybill with Stress Engineering or 281.671.2551. Visit


Thu, May 5, 2011
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central


Stress Engineering Services - Bldg 2
13610 Westland East Blvd.
Houston, TX 77041