JIP OSCAR - Offshore Scour Assessment and Remedial Measures : project description
Publicatie type | monografie
Scour is one of the main causes for foundation failure during drilling operations with jack-up platforms. Particularly in shallow areas with sandy seabed conditions, strong tidal currents and/or a harsh wave climate, scour is an imminent threat. In spite of being regarded as a critical issue, there is a lack of guidelines and/or validated tools to predict scour and design scour protection at the foundations of jack-ups. Joint Industry Project OSCAR was launched in 2008 as an initiative to improve the general understanding of scour around jack-up foundations and to obtain practical tools and guidelines for scour assessments, scour protection design and scour friendly jack-up design. In order to assist jack-up operators with their management of scour, an operational scour forecast and hindcast system was developed by Deltares.