Pipeline route selection and ground characterization, Algeria
A terrain evaluation of a remote area of hyperarid desert in central Algeria was undertaken as part of the front-end engineering design (FEED) studies for a gas field development. The work was part of the identification of suitable route options for a large buried pipeline between the gas fields and the existing pipeline network, some 500 km to the north. The results of the study provided information to support construction costings and preliminary engineering design and construction evaluation of potential geohazards and geotechnical issues, notably trench excavatability and dune mobility, and to help subsequent selection of a specific alignment within the corridor.
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This volume presents a collection of papers on techniques and case studies in land surface evaluation for engineering practice written by specialist practitioners in the field. The volume arose out of deliberations by the Second Working Party on Land Surface Evaluation set up by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society in January 1997 and chaired by Dr. J. S. Griffiths. The book examples of cost-effective methods for collecting land surface and near surface data prior to carrying further detailed ground investigations of engineering geologist, geotechnical engineers, geomorphologist and planners who have the responsibility for planning a designing investigations of potential sites of development.