A research program to develop design criteria for the elimination of offshore pipeline movements showed that pipeline interaction with the supporting soil is affected by such parameters as the size and weight of the line, the character of the soil, the method of installation of the line, the kinds of fluids pumped through the line, the temperature variation of the line, the possible vibration of the line, the currents in the water at the ocean floor, the initial tension in the line, the possible upward flow of water in the vicinity of the line, the geometry of the line, the geology of the area, the depositional environment (including possible submarine flowslides), and the possible scour or sedimentation at the ocean floor.

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  • Authors:
    • Reese, L C
    • Casbavian, AOP
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

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  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPE #2343 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM