Bringing the MEIDP closer to reality - findings of the 2013 reconnaissance survey

This paper presents the findings of the Middle East to India Deepwater Pipeline reconnaissance data acquired along the 3450 m deep route from the 2013 geophysical survey with particular focus on the geohazard areas that have to be crossed including the Indian and Omani continental slopes, Owen Fracture Zone and the Indus Fan. Examples of data will demonstrate the challenges that need to be overcome in laying the pipe in these geohazard zones. The results of the survey will be discussed together with the process required to identify a feasible route and bring this project closer to reality.

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