Shallow water mooring and riser systems for permanently turret moored FPSOs present significant design challenges. Many FPSOs, in particular in the South-East Asia region, are required to remain on-station in 100-year return period tropical revolving storm (typhoon) conditions. Extreme sea states combined with the restricted height of the water column generate large mooring loads and make it difficult to accommodate conventional riser configurations. Metocean conditions in such areas can be highly directional. This directionality can be exploited by undertaking an integrated mooring and riser design analysis. The critical interface between the mooring and riser systems is the turret offset and the associated turret heave. The conventional approach is to identify a single offset envelope for each design case, comprising the mooring system (intact or damaged) and FPSO condition (loaded or ballasted), which is then used in riser design. This paper presents a more developed approach, the integrated approach, which is based on conducting the mooring and riser analyses simultaneously for a common set of design cases. To exploit the directionality of the metocean conditions, an offset envelope for each governing metocean condition is calculated from time domain mooring simulations, followed by a parameterisation scheme. As a result, multiple turret offsets and associated metocean conditions and FPSO headings are identified which form a family of offsets for each compass octant of the environment. The integrated approach is applied to an example FPSO with an external turret supporting seven risers arranged in double wave tethered configuration. The drivers and advantages for selecting a particular riser configuration are discussed. It is shown how application of an integrated analysis approach leads to less conservative combinations for use in the riser design, and enables the development of a feasible riser system. An optimal mooring pattern, both leg make-up and orientation for riser layout, is also developed.

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