Abstract Since the Recommended Practice for Design, Selection, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems (API RP 16Q) was first issued in. API 16Q provides requirements for the design, selection, operation, and maintenance of typical marine riser systems for floating drilling. Find the most up-to-date version of API RP 16Q at Engineering

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This paper describes the contents of the revised standard, in terms of the apk changes from the 1st edition and the significant additions drafted to broaden its applicability to deepwater drilling risers. Under the auspices of the DeepStar program, substantial work was commissioned in that lead to the drafting of guidelines to address several issues not addressed within the existing RP.

The deliverables of this work were a set of guidelines and worked examples that provided sufficient detail to supplement the existing text of API RP16Q and provide additional guidance for pr drilling in water depths up to 10,ft.


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Advanced search Show search help. A breakdown of the workscopes associated with the drafting of these guidelines is presented spi Figure 1.

Peer reviewed only Published between: Additional guidelines have been included which relate to operational procedures and riser integrity issues and these are described by the paper.

The work was designed to address several issues associated with the design and operation of deepwater drilling risers that were not explicitly dealt with in the existing text of API RP16Q. Several additions to the existing RP16Q text cover ali methodology associated with soil structure modelling, coupled analysis, drift-off analysis, weak point analysis and other issues.

Offshore Technology Conference Disciplines 4. With that evolution comes the need to reassess the way we design and operate such risers to ensure the safety and integrity of drilling risers designed and operated in deepwater environments.


These guidelines were intended to ‘modernize’ the existing RP and bring it into the current era of ultra-deepwater drilling. Guidelines developed for DeepStar have been incorporated in the areas of riser analysis methodology, riser operations and riser integrity. Proceedings of an international conference Diverless and Deepwater Techology: This first substantial revision of API RP 16Q provides the offshore industry with an improved recommended practice that has been substantially extended to address issues associated with the design and operation of deepwater marine drilling risers.

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