Geotechnical and Geohazard challenges for onshore and offshore pipelines
Supported by the IOM3 Oil and Gas Division
Joint evening event organised by British Geotechnical Association and the Institution of Civil Engineers
The presentation will describe how geotechnical and geohazard challenges are managed through the different project phases, illustrated using recent onshore and offshore project examples. The synergy between the two environments, with respect to the Geoteam contributions, will also be illustrated. The presentation is aligned with four key stages in a pipeline development project, first discussing pipeline routing during the concept select stage and then continuing to cover the threat of:
- landslide impact at a scarp crossing and mitigation during detailed design;
- scour and erosion at wadi crossings during design and construction;
- surface fault rupture during pipeline operations.
The event is free to attend but registration in advance is required. There will be drinks in the ICE Cafe Bar after the event, sponsored by BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd.