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author = {Aldridge, TR and Carrington, TM and Jardine, RJ and Little, R and Evans, TG and Finnie, I},
pages = {477--482},
title = {BP Clair Phase 1 - Pile driveability and capacity in extremely hard till},
year = {2011}

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AB - Evans et al. (2010) describe how the foundation engineering for BP's Clair Phase 1 Drilling and Production Platform, West of Shetland, UK, had to consider tills with unprecedentedly high undrained shear strengths and unit weights. Boulders were also present. This paper describes the technical approach taken by BP's foundation assurance team in addressing these challenging conditions, focusing principally on driveability and axial capacity. Advanced field and laboratory investigations were conducted to allow a range of analyses that explicitly considered the effects of cyclic loading, group action, strain softening and possible pilot hole drilling. Instrumented advance driving trials were conducted, while the main jacket installation was also instrumented and back-up drilling options mobilised in case of harder-than-expected driving. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, London.
AU - Aldridge,TR
AU - Carrington,TM
AU - Jardine,RJ
AU - Little,R
AU - Evans,TG
AU - Finnie,I
EP - 482
PY - 2011///
SP - 477
TI - BP Clair Phase 1 - Pile driveability and capacity in extremely hard till
ER -