Environmental Permitting Approaches for Future Development of Offshore Oil Fields in the Arctic

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by P. E. Smokler, Engineering-Science Inc, Pasadena, CA, USA,
S. M. Byers, Engineering-Science Inc, Pasadena, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering in the Arctic Offshore

Abstract: Environmental impact of petroleum prospecting on the North Slope of Alaska is complicated by climatic problems of long periods of low temperature and thick ocean ice. Better engineering data are required to adequately address such problems as spill control and waste disposal.

Subject Headings: Environmental issues | Offshore platforms | Offshore structures | Petroleum | Structural control | Hazardous materials spills | Slopes | Arctic | North America | Alaska | United States

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