Awareness of lower available Wellhead fatigue life increases as the industry gains more knowledge through analysis and tests. Loads on Wellhead are affected by vessel movements transferred through Marine Riser and Blow Out Preventer. These loads cause cyclical bending moments and Wellhead fatigue degradation.
TechnipFMC has developed and qualified a unique technology to decrease cyclical bending moments for significant reduction of Wellhead fatigue damage.
The presentation covers how TechnipFMC together with a main customer developed and qualified the Reactive Flex-Joint technology. The presentation contains results from the first subsea operation performed during an ongoing rig campaign.