HOUSTON – McDermott International Inc. (NYSE: MDR) will present a paper titled “Installability of Umbilicals” at OTC on May 8.
The paper will be presented by McDermott’s senior principal subsea engineer, Dr. Pandia Raj Ramar, and was co-written by Dr. Ramar, Miguel Pereira, and Mark Dixon. It is one of a set of papers to be delivered in the OTC session on “Advances in Subsea Umbilicals.”
“The paper presents a comprehensive method to carry out detailed installability assessment of umbilicals,” Dr. Ramar said. “This helps to define safe installation boundaries such as limiting tension and bending, along with tensioner crush operating loads (operational and emergency) fully accounting for the condition of all internal components within the umbilical. This validated method has been applied to many deepwater umbilicals inWest Africa, the Gulf of Mexico, and Brazil, and provides certainty for all umbilical installations.”