Marine Foundation Construction in Oil Fields

by S.J. Mathis,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 17-38

Document Type: Journal Paper


Construction of foundations for 2800 drilling platforms and for other structures in Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, in depths of water up to 113 ft; design of foundation piling for vertical and horizontal loads; design of typical twin well caisson foundation; foundations for gas conservation plants in lake comprise up to 500 concrete piles each.

Subject Headings: Foundation design | Foundation construction | Lakes | Water conservation | Vertical loads | Wells (oil and gas) | Concrete piles | Concrete construction | Venezuela | South America

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