Aquaterra Energy has launched a riser monitoring system (RMS) to help with the integrity management process. The RMS design uses a combination of direct riser strain measurement, subsea data logging, and riser analysis processing algorithms to generate accurate, real-time operational guidance on optimizing drilling and workover operations in water depths of up to 100 m. The use of preprocessed data ensures that the analysis, including the usually time-intensive component fatigue utilization determination, is rapid. A range of potential input conditions tabulated in a multidimensional matrix is provided. The system’s gauges are protected from accidental damage by a casing, which also contains the logging hardware. In combination with the modular battery pack expansion slots, the hardware can facilitate up to five years of logging time.
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