Failures of installed pipes, umbilicals and cables during installation can potentially lead to higher costs for the oil & gas industry and delayed start-ups. However, there are currently no Standards or Recommended Practices that address analysis methodology related to the laying of such products.
To address this, DNV GL has launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to develop best practice guidelines on this matter. Twenty industry partners have signed up for the JIP, including Statoil, Petrobras and Woodside, as well as all the major installation contractors.
The overall purpose of the JIP is to present the typical challenges that should be addressed in planning and design of marine operations and to establish a common basis for installation design of pipelines, umbilicals and cables: