Beta E/Gamma, “Maersk Giant” rig assessment

Evaluation of penetration resistance of spud cans without skirts for “Maersk Giant” operating at Beta E/Gamma, and subsequent stability check for storm loading covering the undrained bearing capacity of sand (moment fixity).

Calculations carried out with the program SPUDCAN.

Location: Norway, North Sea, Beta E/Gamma Fields

Client: Maersk Drilling, Copenhagen

Year: 1994

Assessment of settlements