Skjold, CFEM-rig Assessment

Evaluation of the CFEM-type rig penetration for operating at Skjold. Penetration predictions of spud cans by finite element analysis on stratified soil profiles with very soft clay deposits (large strains). Elimination of punch-through risk by use of modified mesh refinement technique.

Calculations carried out wit the program ABAQUS.

Location: Denmark, North Sea, Skjold Field,

Client: Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S, Copenhagen

Year: 1995

Assessment of settlementsFoundation design