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Event Organiser: The British Geotechnical Association

Geotechnical and geohazard challenges for onshore and offshore pipelines, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 21 February 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Geotechnical and geohazard challenges for onshore and offshore pipelines, London

About this event

Pipelines are critical for the delivery of the Oil and Gas that is required for today’s modern world and ensuring their integrity is of paramount importance.

Designing, constructing and operating a pipeline is a multi-discipline endeavour, which almost always deals with geotechnical and geohazard challenges, whether it be in an onshore and offshore environment. This often requires a range of ground engineering specialists, which we more commonly group into a Geoteam.

The presentation describes how geotechnical and geohazard challenges are managed through the different project phases, illustrated using recent onshore and offshore project examples. It is also the intention to illustrate the synergy between the two environments, with respect to the Geoteam contributions. 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.

This is a joint event with the BGA, the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. It is free to attend but registration in advance is required. All attendees are welcome to join us in the ICE Café Bar afterwards for drinks sponsored by BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd.

Please note: This lecture is not viewable online.

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell

e: [email protected]