Jumbo piston coring in deep water Gulf of Mexico for seabed geohazard and geotechnical investigations

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Conference Proceeding

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During a one-month research cruise to the Gulf of Mexico in deep water (800-2700 m W.D.), over 1,000 meters of sediment samples were obtained with a large-diameter long piston coring system and a large-diameter gravity corer. There is very good agreement between long core shear strength results and conventional boring data at three floating platform sites: Auger, Jolliet, and Marlin. The overall objective of the research project is to understand and predict seabed processes on the continental slope in the northwest Gulf of Mexico, related to the regional geology and engineering properties for the design of seafloor installations.

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Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference



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