Geotechnical Investigation

An Intensive 4-day Training Course

Geotechnical Investigation

Geotechnical Investigation

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16 - 19 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $4,950 RESERVE A SEAT
22 - 25 Dec 2025 Dubai - UAE $4,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This training course provides the concepts for soil mechanics and the soil investigation tests on site as well as the borehole, standard penetration and cone penetration tests.

The tests will be illustrated through videos and technical practice for the solution of the soil with problems. The training course will then explore how the data obtained from the geotechnical investigation can be evaluated and defined.

The design of the offshore structure pile and the soil structure interaction will be defined in detail. The construction of offshore structure and specifically the pile will be discussed with the main problems. The derivability analysis will be covered during the training course and also the design of the mudmat. The pile capacity for aging structure will be addressed in the training course and also the scour problem and new ways to overcome it. The effects of the settlement on the facilities will be discussed during the course.

This training course will feature:

  • Soil investigation for offshore structure
  • The soil structure interaction for offshore platform
  • The deliverability analysis for pile foundation
  • Offshore pile capacity calculation
  • Offshore pile construction
  • Mudmat design and stability calculation

What are the Goals?

The training course will cover the techniques of soil test and geotechnical investigation in general, with specific focus on geotechnical investigation of offshore structures. It will also assist participants in defining scope of work for geotechnical study. The methods of laboratory and site tests will be presented during the course theoretically and through videos.

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Structural Engineers
  • Civil/Construction Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Engineering Managers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. The illustration will depend on videos and photos.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Soil Mechanics
  • Performing an Offshore Soil Investigation
  • Bore hole specification and requirements
  • CPT
  • SPT
  • Vane shear test
  • Settlement Oedometer test
  • Drilling Equipment and Method
  • Wire-Line Sampling Technique
  • General Design Considerations
  • Basics design of fixed offshore platforms
  • Topside load calculation and environment load factors in ISO
  • Example of load calculation in different codes ISO 19902 , AISC LRFD,EC3, BS5950
  • Platform optimum configuration
  • Jacket framing pattern
  • Calculation of forces in a tubular member
  • Load calculation on the pile
  • Soil structure interaction
Day Two: Pile Design
  • P-y, t-z and Q-Z curves concepts to be included
  • Include drilled and grouted piles concepts and analysis
  • Uplift capacity of the pile concepts
  • Concept of steel Pile design
  • Offshore Site Investigation
  • Geotechnical Engineering for offshore structure
  • Offshore Piles design philosophy
  • Parameters of soil mechanics
  • Basics of Earthquake and Seismic Analysis with API approach
  • Axial Pile Performance
  • Pile Capacity Calculation Methods
  • Pile Capacity under Cyclic Loadings
  • Fundamental Concepts and Case Studies for Laterally Loaded Piles
  • Design of Pile Foundations for Axial Loading
  • Calculation for estimating pile load
  • Calculate the capacity of the pile
  • Design Pile Stresses
  • Pile calculation based on API RP2A
Day Three: Pile Derivability
  • Stresses Due to Hammer Effect
  • Minimum Wall Thickness
  • Driving Shoe and Head
  • Pile Section Lengths
  • Pile drivability analysis
  • Example of pile drivability analysis
  • Evaluation of Soil Resistance to Driving (SRD)
  • Unit Shaft Resistance and Unit End Bearing for Uncemented Materials
  • Upper- and Lower-Bound SRD
  • Results of Wave Equation Analyses
  • Results of Drivability Calculations
  • Recommendations for Pile Installation
Day Four: Mudmat and Stability Design
  • Scour problem
  • Example for calculation pile axial capacity from soil report
  • Mud mat design
  • Example of mudmat calculation
  • On bottom stability analysis
  • The data to receive from the geotechnical report
  • Piles construction


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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