Foundation design in offshore carbonate sediments – building on knowledge to address future challenges

Phil Watson, Fraser Bransby, Zine Labidine Delimi, Carl Erbrich, Ian Finnie, Henry Krisdani, Chris Meecham, Michael O'Neill, Mark Randolph, Mike Rattley, Marcelo Silva, Bob Stevens, Stephen Thomas, Zack Westgate

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Abstract

Carbonate sediments are prevalent in many major offshore oil and gas basins, as well as a growing number of regions assigned to offshore wind development. Identified as difficult from an engineering perspective, the failure to properly characterize and design for these sediments has adversely influenced several projects. This paper provides a brief geological perspective, and identifies broad trends and characteristics to be considered when defining the engineering properties of such materials. An overview of the challenges faced when founding offshore structures in such sediments is provided, drawing on experience gained over the last 30 years, and with an emphasis on current and emerging issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Research to Applied Geotechnics
Subtitle of host publicationInvited Lectures of the XVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI PCSMGE), 17-20 November 2019, Cancun, Mexico
PublisherIOS Press
Pages240-274
Number of pages35
Volume7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-033-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-032-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventXVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: XVI PCSMGE - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 17 Nov 201920 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Volume7

Conference

ConferenceXVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityCancun
Period17/11/1920/11/19

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