Comparative Assessment of Pipeline Plough Performance Prediction Models Against Field Experience in Sand

Paul Brunning, Gillian Ashton, Michael Brown, Scott Robinson, Keith Duncan Lauder

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Abstract

The ability to predict offshore pipeline plough performance (e.g. tow forces and progress rates) in a variety of ground conditions is an important part of project planning. This may be estimated based upon experience from nearby locations or similar ground conditions, but existing empirical plough force prediction models are available and recent updates have been made. With the increasing use of digital data, it is hoped that greater reliance can be placed on these models and this process can be automated and integrated into Geographic Information System type applications. This paper uses real offshore plough data from three trenching projects in sand to compare plough performance prediction models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781880653845
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event30th International Ocean and Polar Enginering Conference: ISOPE2020 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 11 Oct 202016 Oct 2020
https://www.isope.org/

Conference

Conference30th International Ocean and Polar Enginering Conference
Abbreviated titleISOPE2020
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period11/10/2016/10/20
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Keywords

  • Pipelines
  • performance models
  • ploughing
  • sand
  • pipeline installation

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    • 4 Conference contribution
    • 4 Article
    • 1 Paper

    Centrifuge testing to verify scaling of offshore pipeline ploughs

    Robinson, S., Brown, M., Matsui, H., Brennan, A., Augarde, C. E., Coombs, W. M. & Cortis, M., 14 Nov 2019, In : International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. 19, 6, p. 305-317 13 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    182 Downloads (Pure)

    Development of a series of 2D backfill ploughing physical models for pipelines and cables

    Bizzotto, T., Brown, M., Brennan, A., Powell, T. & Chandler, H. W., Jul 2018, Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom. McNamara, A., Divall, S. & Goodey, R. (eds.). 1 ed. Taylor & Francis, p. 553-558 4 p.

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    Open Access
    File
  • The performance of pipeline ploughs traversing seabed slopes

    Bransby, M., Barlow, D. T., Brown, M., Davidson, J., Brankin, S. & Robinson, S., 15 Jan 2018, In : Ocean Engineering. 148, p. 125-135 11 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    185 Downloads (Pure)

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    Michael Brown (Host)

    1 Mar 201730 Mar 2018

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    Cite this

    Brunning, P., Ashton, G., Brown, M., Robinson, S., & Lauder, K. D. (2020). Comparative Assessment of Pipeline Plough Performance Prediction Models Against Field Experience in Sand. In Proceedings of the 30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.