Determination of the probable failure mechanisms and service life of offshore concrete gravity structures in the OSPAR maritime area - research proposal

Rod Jones, Moray Newlands, Chris Thistlethwaite (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Abstract

    Since 1973 concrete gravity structures have been used to extract oil and gas within the OSPAR Maritime Area. As oil and gas supplies are depleting these structures will require decommissioning over the next 10 to 20 years. During design and construction, removal was rarely considered and it is anticipated that this can be extremely high in cost and safety risk. Leaving the structure in situ is a consideration of which there are concerns about the service life of the concrete. Little is known about the durability and failure mechanisms of such structures. Previous research to determine the most probable service life and failure mechanisms is limited as the majority has focused on atmospheric and splash zones, considered to be worst case.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Modeling Concrete Service Life
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 4th International RILEM PhD Workshop held in Madrid, Spain, November 19, 2010
    EditorsCarmen Andrade, Joost Gulikers
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages107-118
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9789400727038
    ISBN (Print)9789400727021
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

    Publication series

    NameRILEM Bookseries
    Volume3
    ISSN (Print)2211-0844
    ISSN (Electronic)2211-0852

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    Jones, R., Newlands, M., & Thistlethwaite, C. (2012). Determination of the probable failure mechanisms and service life of offshore concrete gravity structures in the OSPAR maritime area - research proposal. In C. Andrade, & J. Gulikers (Eds.), Advances in Modeling Concrete Service Life: Proceedings of 4th International RILEM PhD Workshop held in Madrid, Spain, November 19, 2010 (pp. 107-118). (RILEM Bookseries; Vol. 3). Springer . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2703-8_11