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Title: Seismic hazard evaluation of the Oman India pipeline

Abstract

The proposed Oman India pipeline will traverse approximately 1,135 km of the northern Arabian Sea floor and adjacent continental shelves at depths of over 3 km on its route from Ra`s al Jifan, Oman, to Rapar Gadhwali, India. The western part of the route crosses active faults that form the transform boundary between the Arabian and Indian tectonic plates. The eastern terminus of the route lies in the vicinity of the great (M {approximately} 8) 1829 Kutch, India earthquake. A probabilistic seismic hazard analysis was used to estimate the values of peak ground acceleration (PGA) with return periods of 200, 500 and 1,000 years at selected locations along the pipeline route and the submarine Indus Canyon -- a possible source of large turbidity flows. The results defined the ground-shaking hazard along the pipeline route and Indus Canyon for evaluation of risks to the pipeline from potential earthquake-induced geologic hazards such as liquefaction, slope instability, and turbidity flows. 44 refs.

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OSTI Identifier:
423162
Report Number(s):
CONF-960525-
TRN: IM9707%%469
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 28. offshore technology conference, Houston, TX (United States), 6-9 May 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of 28. annual offshore technology conference: Proceedings. Volume 3: Construction and installation; PB: 373 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 02 PETROLEUM; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; ARABIAN SEA; PIPELINES; OMAN; INDIA; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SEISMICITY; PLATE TECTONICS; PROBABILISTIC ESTIMATION; SEISMIC EVENTS; GEOLOGIC MODELS; PETROLEUM; TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Campbell, K.W., Thenhaus, P.C., Mullee, J.E., and Preston, R. Seismic hazard evaluation of the Oman India pipeline. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Campbell, K.W., Thenhaus, P.C., Mullee, J.E., & Preston, R. Seismic hazard evaluation of the Oman India pipeline. United States.
Campbell, K.W., Thenhaus, P.C., Mullee, J.E., and Preston, R. Tue . "Seismic hazard evaluation of the Oman India pipeline". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {The proposed Oman India pipeline will traverse approximately 1,135 km of the northern Arabian Sea floor and adjacent continental shelves at depths of over 3 km on its route from Ra`s al Jifan, Oman, to Rapar Gadhwali, India. The western part of the route crosses active faults that form the transform boundary between the Arabian and Indian tectonic plates. The eastern terminus of the route lies in the vicinity of the great (M {approximately} 8) 1829 Kutch, India earthquake. A probabilistic seismic hazard analysis was used to estimate the values of peak ground acceleration (PGA) with return periods of 200, 500 and 1,000 years at selected locations along the pipeline route and the submarine Indus Canyon -- a possible source of large turbidity flows. The results defined the ground-shaking hazard along the pipeline route and Indus Canyon for evaluation of risks to the pipeline from potential earthquake-induced geologic hazards such as liquefaction, slope instability, and turbidity flows. 44 refs.},
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year = {Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1996},
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