ALUMINIUM ALLOYS FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING SYSTEMS

This paper presents the experience gained in the USSR (now CIS) over many years in the use of Aluminum Drill Pipe (ADP). The main advantages of aluminium over steel for drill pipe applications are discussed. Methods of fabricating aluminium pipes with steel tool joints are explained. The problems of abrasion and corrosion resistance are presented. Recent experience testing ADP after exposure to the offshore environment have shown negligible reduction in fatigue life. It is now considered possible to design a slimline riser in aluminium for water depths of 3-4 kilometres.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OMAE 1995, 14th Intl Conf on Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engng; 18-22 June 1995; Copenhagen, Denmark. Sponsored by ASME et al. Procs. Publ by ASME, ISBN 0-7918-1307-X. Vol I, Pt B, p 299 [8 p, 5 tab, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Fine, G M
    • Basovich, V S
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM