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

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


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 | Offshore structures | Gravels | Islands | Bays | Sandy soils | Geotechnical engineering | Offshore platforms | Arctic | Alaska | United States | Beaufort Sea

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