2007 Ultra-Deepwater

Fatigue Performance of High Strength Riser Materials in Sour Environments

Subcontractor: Southwest Research Institute

Principal Investigator: Steven Hudak
Project Number Project Status
07121-1403 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: James Pappas
BP, Inc.
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
December 15, 2008 March 16, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,000,000.00 $800,000.00 $200,000.00
Project Objectives

High strength riser steels which resist fatigue damage in a sour corrosive environment offer significant weight advantages for deepwater structures. Southwest Research Institute is laboratory testing the compatibility of six high strength materials for their performance in such riser service.

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File Type Date
Corrosion-Fatigue Performance of High-Strength Riser Materials in Seawater and Sour Brine Environments (2.82 MB) ( 2.8 MB ) Final Report 02/12