Focus on Geotechnics

  • Date 13 Mar 2018
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Focus on Geotechnics

13 Mar 2018, 16:00 - 17:30

South Gallery Room 7 & 8

Chaired by: Andy Hill, Marine Geohazard Technical Authority, BP Exploration & Richard Salisbury, Senior Consultant, Fugro

This session starts with a sideways look at the working life of a geotechnical engineer and goes on to cover a study of sandbanks in the Southern North Sea, use of the CPT in deep water and the integration of environmental and geotechnical studies.

The Diary of a Geotechnical Engineer Aged 48 and Three Quarters
Andy Barwise, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Innogy

Annual to Decadal Variability of Sandbank Morphology: Example from the East Coast of England
Majed Salama Almehmadi, PhD Candidate, University of Southampton

How to Assure CPT Quality at Ever Increasing Water Depths?
Tjeerd Hoekstra, Mechanical Engineer, A.P. van den Berg
(White paper of presentation available from Documents tab below)


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  • Andy Hill


    Marine Geohazard Technical Authority

    BP Exploration

    Andy Hill has spent his entire career working in geophysical site investigation, for the last 28 years he has worked with BP around the world. Prior...

  • Richard Salisbury


    Senior Consultant


    Richard has a BSc in Environmental Science and an MSc in Marine Geology and Geophysics from University College London. He is a Chartered Geologist...

  • Majed Salama Almehmadi


    PhD Candidate

    University of Southampton and King Abdulaziz University

    Majed Salama Almehmadi is a faculty member at the Department of Hydrographic Survey at the Faculty of Maritime Studies at King Abdulaziz University....

  • Andy Barwise


    Principal Geotechnical Engineer


    Andy Barwise is currently the Principal Geotechnical Engineer at Innogy within the offshore renewables division.  His key focus is on  the use of...

  • Tjeerd Hoekstra


    Mechanical Engineer

    A.P. van den Berg

    Tjeerd Hoekstra is born and raised in a small village Burgum in the north of the Netherlands. He studied Mechanical Engineering in Leeuwarden and...


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