Provides technical information on site investigation and selection
of design soil parameters for offshore installations supported by the
seabed. Areas covered include: planning, nature and areal extent of
site investigation; field procedures; scope of field work; laboratory
testing of soils; interpretation of soils; site investigations for
jack-up installations; operational data (site investigations). Is
based on guidance previously contained in section 14 of the Fourth
Edition of the Health and Safety Executive's "Offshore
installations: guidance on design, construction and
certification" which was withdrawn in 1998. The withdrawal of
the "Guidance" was not a reflection on the soundness (or
otherwise) of the technical information it contained; some sections
(or part of sections) of the "Guidance" are currently
referred to by the offshore industry. For this reason, after
consultation with industry, relevant sections are now published as
separate documents in the HSE Offshore technology (OT) report series.
Whilst the text has been reformatted for offshore technology
publication, the technical content has not been updated. Should be
read in conjunction with the background document "Background to
guidance on foundations and site investigations for offshore
Structures". Report of the Department of Energy Guidance Notes
Revision Working Group, HMSO, 1986.
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