Numerical study of load carrying capacity of offshore mooring piles in sand

Pile foundations have been widely used in many offshore structures and oil and gas development programs such as tension leg platform, jack up platform, spar platform, and mooring of floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO) units. The FPSO units are usually moored to the seabed with various kinds of anchors, including offshore piles. These piles are subjected to inclined upward load from FPSO. The objective of this research is to develop advanced method to estimate load carrying capacity of offshore mooring piles in sand subjected to inclined loading. The proposed research is part of intern’s M.Eng. research at Memorial University. The partner organization will get advanced tools for modeling soil/structure interaction, which will be useful for offshore oil and gas development projects.

This research project was undertaken and completed with a grant from and the financial assistance of Petroleum Research Newfoundland & Labrador.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Bipul Hawlader


Md. Iftekharuzzaman






Oil and gas


Memorial University of Newfoundland



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