API SC2 has issued integrity management recommended practices to compliment the planning, design and construction standards that has led to a GOM installed base of 50 floating production facilities. Integrity management involves risk-based inspections in which the collection and analysis of characteristic and conditional data determines if integrity can be assured. The challenge to manage unstructured data with the same design and construction approaches yields inefficient and repetitive activities that can be time-consuming and may lead to a less optimal outcome.

The primary objective of the study is to understand the benefits of utilizing a digitized IM approach which involves high resolution metocean data to determine fatigue damage accumulation for tendons and risers instead of traditional design/assessment methods that use condensed metocean criteria data.

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