With drilling operations moving to ever-harsher environments, there is an increased need to ensure drilling riser integrity in unplanned incidents such as loss of station keeping.Working with a major drilling contractor, MCS has developed an on-board vessel/riser drift-off simulator for use on the latest generation of dynamically positioned (DP) drilling rigs. The DeepDrift system predicts the vessel drift-off path in the event of power failure and determines the location of the alert offsets for the riser Emergency Disconnect Sequence (EDS). The simulator enables rig personnel to run "what-if" scenarios on...

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