A Light in the Deep: The Future of Offshore Site Investigations

by Randal J. Hartsfield, P.E., (M.ASCE), Associate; Stress Engineering Services, Inc., Houston, TX, randal.hartsfield@stress.com,
Joseph L. Dickinson, (M.ASCE), Geotechnical Lab Manager; TDI-Brooks International, Inc., College Station, TX, joedickinson@tdi-bi.com,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2015, Vol. 19, Issue 6, Pg. 46-51

Document Type: Feature article


For deep-water energy developments, hazard identification and risk assessments (that is, assessing the probability of occurrence along with the consequences of failure) are more important than ever before. In light of these needs and the ever-present pressure of providing the best data, geotechnical site investigations are evolving to provide high-quality data in a cost-effective manner.

Subject Headings: Site investigation | Occupational safety | Risk management | Probability | Geotechnical investigation | Geotechnical data | Forensic engineering


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