THE FAILURE OF THE SOUTH PASS 70 PLATFORM B IN HURRICANE CAMILLE

This paper discusses the failure of Shell Oil Company's Platform B, offshore Mississippi, during Hurrican Camille. Data gathered include post-Camille survey of above-water damage at other platforms in the area, topographical surveys, side sonar runs, soil borings, and detailed diving and underwater television surveys of the fallen structure. The evidence shows that Platform B failed at the piling because of sea-floor soil movements. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Sterling, G H
    • Strohbeck, G E
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00095174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM