U Of California Gives Course On Deepsea Oil Structures Jan. '78

A concentrated five-day course on the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of deepsea oil production structures will be presented January 23-27, 1978, at the University of California, Berkeley.

Staffed by a faculty of internationally recognized authorities from the University and from industry, the course will be directed to the interests of engineers, marine constructors and operators, o c e a n o g r a p h e r s , engineeringoriented managers and others in related fields.

The program has been organized by a steering committee composed of Ben C. Gerwick Jr.

and Robert L. Wiegel, professors of civil engineering at the Berkeley campus, and J. Randolph Paulling Jr., professor of naval architecture.

Other Berkeley faculty members who will take part in the course include H. Bolton Seed, Jack G. Bouwkamp and John Lysmer, civil engineering; Bruce A.

Bolt, seismology; Israel I. Cornet, Frank E. Hauser and Iain Finnie, mechanical engineering, and Joseph Penzien, structural engineering.

Experts from engineering firms include Robert G. Bea, from Woodward-Clyde Consultants; I.B. Boaz, Shell Oil Co.; John A.

Focht, McClelland Engineers; C.E.

Grubbs, Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; Griff C. Lee, J.R. McDermott and Co.; William J. Talbot, Santa Fe Engineering S e r v i c e s Co.; Brian J. Watt, Brian Watt Associates, and James G. Wenzel, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.

The summary of daily course sessions and topics is as follows: Monday, January 23: waves, wave spectra and design estimates ; earthquake characteristics/ site statistics; wave and current forces; corrosion prevention.

Tuesday, January 24: sediment sampling and engineering testing/ quasistatic foundation analysis; soil-structure i n t e r a c t i o n s , dynamic response and liquefaction; fatigue, materials aspect.

Wednesday, January 25: pipelines, dynamics of riser pipes, structural configuration, tubular joint analysis.

Thursday, January 26: dynamic analysis of steel jacket structures; dynamic analysis of floating structures, including tension-leg platforms; dynamic analysis of concrete gravity structures; reliability analysis.

Friday, January 27: fabrication and installation of steel jacket platforms; deepwater concrete structures; sea-floor completion systems; underwater inspection, maintenance and repair.

Time will be reserved during each day's program for general discussion and questions.

Registration for the course — entitled "Deep-Sea Oil Production Structures"—is $500, including lecture notes and lunch each day. Sessions will be at the Marriott Inn, on the Berkeley marina.

Advance registration is necessary.

A detailed course scheduled and registration forms may be obtained by writing to: Continuing Education in Engineering, University of California Extension, 2223 Fulton Street, Berkeley, Calif. 94720.

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