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State-of-the-art review of composite marine risers for floating and fixed platforms in deep seas

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Article number103624
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>30/09/2023
<mark>Journal</mark>Applied Ocean Research
Number of pages18
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date21/06/23
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The need for the utilisation of marine risers in deep seas has increased in recent years and this is due to increased drilling explorations with the shift in trend from shallower to deep and deeper waters. Also, there have been increased applications in sea-crossing infrastructure resulting in the need for longer risers, leading to a significant weight increase of marine risers used. Composite materials can thus be utilised in marine riser engineering to provide lightweight, fatigue-resistant, corrosion-resistant, low-bending stiffness and high-strength characteristics. In this paper, the history and potential of composite marine risers, including the first successful deployment of a composite riser joint offshore on the Heidrun Platform in 1995, are reviewed. The paper also discusses the advances achieved on composite marine risers for deep waters and presents some recommendations on their use, in light of their current significance and growth.