Dwight A. Sangrey, 1981. "Geotechnical Engineering Link Between Offshore Processes and Hazards", Offshore Geologic Hazards: A Short Course Presented at Rice University, May 2-3, 1981 for the Offshore Technology Conference, Arnold Bouma, Dwight Sangrey, James Coleman, David Prior, Anita Trippet, Wayne Dunlap, James Hooper
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A. The objective of this section of the course will be to define, develop and illustrate the relationship between offshore geological processes and design applications, especially hazards. The relationship will emphasize quantitative rather than qualitative procedures and the use of geotechnical engineering principles.
B. Notes have been prepared in an open format to facilitate annotation. Details and additional information presented in the lectures can be added to the notes. Appendices are included in this chapter which provides more detailed discussion of principles than is possible in the limited time available in the short course. These appendices include references for those interested in developing the subject in more depth.
C. The geotechnical engineering link between offshore processes and hazards should be developed within the context of actual field situtations. A limited number of case studies will be presented and discussed in this section of the course however, there is an obvious tie to other parts of the course, particularly the sections by Bouma and Dunlap. Discussion during these sections, as well as during the free periods and evenings, will help to develop this dimension of the subject.
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Offshore Geologic Hazards: A Short Course Presented at Rice University, May 2-3, 1981 for the Offshore Technology Conference
Practically all parts of the United States continental shelves and some segments of the adjacent upper continental slopes are presently subject, or will be in the near future, to exploration and development. The same is true for many continental margins all over the world. Unless the potential influence of hazards is taken into account in the design, installation, and operation of any offshore structure, such structures can pose a threat that could result in pollution, damage, or loss of lives and equipment. This publication, written to accompany an AAPG Short Course, provides some kind of summary of current [at the time of writing] knowledge. Higher categories of geologic hazards as well as individual potentially hazardous geologic phenomena are described and discussed.