Sept. 20, 2005


Description

Hurricane Ivan caused massive landslides that destroyed parts of the offshore oil & gas infrastructure along the front of the Mississippi River Delta. This talk summarizes the geologic processes that created this failure-susceptible seafloor, and how failures are triggered by interactions between the seafloor and shoaling storm waves. The discussion includes an overview of methods that have been used to reduce the risk of damage to production platforms and pipelines from seafloor movements beneath a structure, or from mudflows that cross the region and encounter the facility.

Featured Speakers

Speaker Jim Hooper
Senior Consultant Fugro - McClelland Jim Hooper is a Senior Consultant with Fugro-McClelland Marine Geosciences, Inc., an offshore geosciences consulting and data acquisition company, headquartered in Houston. He is a geotechnical engineer with more than 40 years of professional experience, specializing in the detection and analysis of seafloor geohazards, such as …

Senior Consultant
Fugro - McClelland

Jim Hooper is a Senior Consultant with Fugro-McClelland Marine Geosciences, Inc., an offshore geosciences consulting and data acquisition company, headquartered in Houston. He is a geotechnical engineer with more than 40 years of professional experience, specializing in the detection and analysis of seafloor geohazards, such as landslides, fault movements, subsidence, natural gas hydrates, etc., focused on siting and design of seafloor supported structures. He has been involved with geologic and geotechnical engineering studies of the Mississippi River Delta since the early ‘70s, including more than 60 site investigations for platforms, pipelines, and other facilities.

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Organizer

Sally Jabaley


Date and Time

Tue, Sept. 20, 2005

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Wyndham Hotel

12400 Greenspoint Drive
Houston, TX