More Details about Deepwater Foundations and Pipeline Geomechanics

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Author(s)William O McCarron
Publish YearJanuary 2014


Practicing engineers in the offshore engineering industry will find in this contributed h handbook practical information on current oil field production development practices for foundations and subsea flow lines. The technical challenges associated with Deepwater developments have led to significant innovations. The contributors are practicing engineers and academics who have been at the forefront of offshore geotechnical development for several decades. Until the 1980s, the most common design concerns for offshore foundation and pipeline engineering were associated with extreme storm loadings, earthquakes, mudflows, fatigue and installation activities. Engineers today face additional concerns, including: submarine slope failures, thermal buckling of pipelines, catenary riser interaction with the seafloor, vortex induced vibration of flow lines, shallow water flows encountered during drilling operations and thermal interaction of pipelines with permafrost. This h handbook describes recent advances in geophysical data acquisition and evaluation as they relate to offshore developments, as well as foundation and pipeline design considerations. The presentation is focused on Deepwater geotechnics as well as subsea and Arctic pipeline design considerations but engineers will find much of it applicable to other situations.

Key Features:-

  • Describes Deepwater foundation issues and the corresponding site investigation requirements.
  • Details the use of integrated geophysical studies in field architecture planning, geohazard investig
  • Demonstrates the application of centrifuge modeling techniques for soil-structure interaction.
  • Introduces the application of risk analysis to foundation design with example applications.
  • Features a comprehensive treatment of the analysis of thermally buckled subsea flow lines including