Design Evaluations in Support of Offshore Facilities and Gravel Islands in the Arctic

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by Victor Manikan, ARCO Alaska Inc, Anchorage, AK, USA,
Jerry L. Machemehl, ARCO Alaska Inc, Anchorage, AK, USA,
Peter E. Gadd, ARCO Alaska Inc, Anchorage, AK, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Cold Regions Engineering

Abstract: Development of oil resources in Northern Alaska has involved the design of nearshore and offshore facilities and structures in the Beaufort Sea and Prudhoe Bay in water depths ranging from 8 to 12 feet. These developments and design criteria were based on studies designed to satisfy the Arctic environment throughout their production service life. This paper addresses, in general, a number of studies conducted for a proposed gravel island in Prudhoe Bay to establish its design criteria.

Subject Headings: Building design | Islands | Gravels | Offshore structures | Bays | Sandy soils | Offshore platforms | Arctic | North America | Beaufort Sea | Alaska | United States

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