Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

  3. Geotechnical Sampling and Testing

  4. Advanced Interpretation Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. T. Des Vallieres, T. L. Armstrong, R. Girault
      Pages 197-214
    3. R. Haynes, A. M. Davis, J. M. Reynolds, D. I. Taylor
      Pages 215-228
  5. Integrated Interpretations

  6. Gravity Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. J. J. Osborne, R. D. Colwill, D. Rowan, D. Phillips
      Pages 393-416
    3. Hans Peter Christophersen
      Pages 433-447
  7. Foundation Performance Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Tor Inge Tjelta
      Pages 451-467
    3. P. J. Stock, R. Jardine, W. McIntosh
      Pages 469-491
  8. Piling Research

  9. Design Criteria

About this book


Two main areas of offshore activity are addressed in this book:
  • Site investigation on assessment; and
  • Applications and foundation engineering.
The 37 contributions from a wide ranging group of international experts, are resulting from the Offshore Site Investigation and Foundation Behaviour Conference, London, U.K., September 1992.
Adequate determination of site conditions can only be achieved by the integrated approach of using geological, geophysical and geotechnical data.
Developments in data acquisition techniques are illustrated through case histories in the section on Geotechnical Sampling and Testing.
In the section on Advanced Interpretation Techniques and Integrated Interpretations the state of the art of these topics is also illustrated by case histories.
A review of foundation behaviour is presented in the section on Gravity Foundations, Foundation Performance Monitoring, Piling Research and Design Criteria. These topics are illustrated in the light of field experience and recent research, in particular that involving full-scale tests and monitoring.
This book provides many illustrative figures and much pertinent information to exploration and marine geophysicists, petroleum and offshore engineers and for researchers working these fields.


Coast Drainage Geotechnical investigation data acquisition development engine engineering geology foundation geology geotechnical engineering marine petroleum reef research safety

Editors and affiliations

  • D. A. Ardus
    • 1
  • D. Clare
    • 2
  • A. Hill
    • 3
  • R. Hobbs
    • 4
  • R. J. Jardine
    • 5
  • J. M. Squire
    • 3
  1. 1.British Geological SurveyEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Ove Arup & PartnersLondonUK
  3. 3.BP ExplorationAberdeenUK
  4. 4.Lloyds RegisterLondonUK
  5. 5.Imperial College of Science, Technology & MedicineLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4293-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2473-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0952-1798
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