Andy Mills joined David Waring (BP) to give a joint presentation to the Institute of Civil Engineers last night on geotechnical and geohazard challenges to onshore and offshore pipelines.

The well attended seminar considered georisks to pipeline integrity, and the role of a well-rounded geoteam in providing support to project engineers. While David Waring considered onshore risks, Andy discussed risk-based approaches to pipeline routing, geohazard resistant design and provided a case study detailing the use of stability analysis and vulnerability approaches to de-risking an offshore pipeline in a hazardous deepwater setting.