As operators move into ever deeper water, the need to minimize offshore risks while keeping an eye on project economics and asset integrity has only intensified. A well-known operational challenge is vortex-induced vibration (VIV). VIV is created when a current flows past a cylindrical object such as a riser, tendon, jumper or horizontal pipeline span, according to Don Allen, president of VIV Solutions.
In this month's Offshore Connect, Allen and Julie Dehne, business development manager for VIV Solutions, discuss the challenges and solutions operators are utilizing to manage and suppress VIV for their deepwater projects.
For more information about VIV suppression, be sure to check out Allen's article, VIV suppression: changing the current in subsea operations, in October's E&P.