A Model for Evaluating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Exploration Plans

by David S. Palmer, Emergency Response Planning &, Management Inc, Cary, United States,
Donna D. Moffitt, Emergency Response Planning &, Management Inc, Cary, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


The North Carolina OCS Office in consultation with emergency response planning & management (erp&m) developed evaluation matrices for use in evaluating the adequacy and completeness of Mobil's plan to explore for oil and gas off the State's coast. The matrices were developed in an effort to assist State reviewers and an ad hoc advisory committee established by the governor of North Carolina to advise him on Mobil's proposed exploration off Cape Hatteras. The matrices address the major components of the exploration plan and require reviewers to rate adequacy and completeness on a scale of 1 to 3. This paper will describe how erp&m and the OCS Office developed, refined and implemented an evaluation technique that was used by the Governor's Working Group to evaluate Mobil's draft exploration plan.

Subject Headings: Matrix (mathematics) | Non-renewable energy | Emergency management | Coastal management | Petroleum refining | Petroleum | Offshore drilling | Consulting services | North Carolina

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