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API - RP 16Q

Recommended Practice for Design, Selection, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 January 1993
Status: inactive
Page Count: 50
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1.3 SCOPE. The marine drilling riser is best viewed as a system. Designers, contractors, and operators should be cognizant that the individual components should be designed and selected so as to suit the overall performance of that system. For the purposes of this Recommended Practice, a marine drilling riser system includes the tensioner system and all equipment between the top connection of the upper flex/ball joint and the bottom connection of the lower flex/ball joint. It specifically excludes the diverter, LMRP, BOP stack, and hydraulic connectors.

Sections 1 through 4 of this RP are directly applicable to most floating drilling operations. For deepwater locations (exceeding 2000 feet for the purposes of this document), refer to the paragraphs in Section 5 dealing with Deepwater Drilling and Collapse. The special considerations required for Guidelineless Drilling are also addressed in Section 5. In addition, Section 5 addresses precautions when drilling in High Currents, in Cold Weather Areas, or when H2S is present.

All riser primary load path components addressed in this RP should be consistent with the load classifications specified in AP1 RP 2R (Design, Rating, and Testing of Marine Drilling Riser Couplings).

Document History

April 1, 2017
Design, Selection, Operation, and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems
API 16Q provides requirements for the design, selection, operation, and maintenance of typical marine riser systems for floating drilling operations from a mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) with a...
April 1, 2017
Design, Selection, Operation, and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems
API 16Q provides requirements for the design, selection, operation, and maintenance of typical marine riser systems for floating drilling operations from a mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) with a...
November 1, 1993
Recommended Practice for Design, Selection, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems
The marine drilling riser is best viewed as a system. Designers, contractors, and operators should be cognizant that the individual components should be designed and selected so as to suit the...
RP 16Q
January 1, 1993
Recommended Practice for Design, Selection, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems
1.3 SCOPE. The marine drilling riser is best viewed as a system. Designers, contractors, and operators should be cognizant that the individual components should be designed and selected so as to suit...
January 1, 1993
Recommended Practice for Design, Selection, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems
The marine drilling riser is best viewed as a system. Designers, contractors, and operators should be cognizant that the individual components should be designed and selected so as to suit the...

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