The Pacific Northwest OCS Task Force—Evolution and Status
The Pacific Northwest Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Task Force was established in January of 1989 to provide advice to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) on issues related...

Mitigation for Offshore Development/Fishing Conflicts
Three case studies, WestGold gold dredging offshore Nome, Alaska, Endicott Causeway off Alaska's North Slope, and Platform Irene offshore California, show that project related...

The Petroleum Geology of the Oceanside Trough, Capistrano Basin, Offshore Southern California
The Caoistrano Basin represents one of the last essentially unexplored Neogene depocenters along the southern California coast. Within the greater Capistrano Basin, the Oceanside Trough...

The Role of Mitigation Funds in Mitigating Residual Impacts
Environmental Impact Reports/Statements (EIR/S) for four offshore oil and gas projects with onshore components in Santa Barbara county have identified potential impacts to coastal and...

Land-Use Issues Raised by Offshore Oil and Gas Development
While prudent development of offshore energy resources may provide benefit to the nation overall, it invokes several issues for local and regional planning. In particular, petroleum development...

Effective Mitigation of Air Emissions from OCS Sources
Unmitigated, platforms and associated facilities in the OCS typically emit large quantities of air pollution from power generation, drilling, transportation and other activities related...

Monitoring and Mitigating the Socioeconomic Impacts of Coastal Oil and Gas Development
Santa Barbara County has required that all companies engaged in major offshore oil and gas projects participate in a Socioeconomic Monitoring and Mitigation Program (SEMP). Yearly impact...

Analysis and Stabilization of Ambursen Dams—Two Case Studies
Case studies are presented about the analysis and rehabilitation of two slab-and-buttress (Ambursen) dams. The paper discusses the investigation techniques used, including sampling of...

Prematurely Terminated Slug Tests—A Field Application
Slug tests suffer problems of non-uniqueness to a greater extent than other well tests. Alternatively, a prematurely terminated slug test (PTST) or a systematized drillstem test is proposed,...

Smoothwall Blasting Planned for the Underground Research Facility at Yucca Mountain
At this time it is not known whether the Exploratory Shaft Facility (ESF) at Yucca Mountain, Nevada will be completely mechanically excavated, completely developed by drilling and blasting...

Drill-Back Studies Examine Fractured, Heated Rock
To investigate the effects of heating on the mineralogical, geochemical, and mechanical properties of rock by high-level radioactive waste, cores are being examined from holes penetrating...

Reconnaissance δ ¹³C and δ¹8O Data from Trench 14, Busted Butte, and Drill Hole G-4, Yucca Mountain, Nevada Test Site
Trench 14 was excavated to investigate the extent of Quaternary movement on the Bow Ridge fault, a north-south structure on the east side of Yucca Mountain. The trench exposes calcite...

Location, Design, and Construction of Water Wells
Proper location, design, and construction of water wells are important to assure their efficient operation and minimize maintenance problems. Detailed and accurate records of the design...

Long-Term Strength Gain or High Strength Concrete as Monitored by Drilled Cores
An evaluation was made of the relationship between standard cylinders, four-inch by eight-inch cylinders, and drilled cores. The evaluation results showed that the strengths obtained from...

Evaluation of High Strength Concrete by the Break-Off Method
The reliability of the Break-Off method to test inplace high-strength concrete is investigated. A total of 188 Break-Off tests and 30 standard cylinder tests are carried out for this project....

Oil Spill Contingency Planning for OCS Operations

Recent Results From Oil-Spill Response Research

The Design and Implementation of Groundwater Monitoring Systems

Concrete Removal Techniques with Potential for Use in Rock
This paper describes concrete removal techniques that were employed in the rehabilitation of US Army Corps of Engineers mass concrete structures and are thought to have potential for limited...

Rock Excavation with Boom Mounted Hydraulic Impact Hammers
A hydraulic demolition hammer mounted on a common backhoe or excavator carrier has gained world wide acceptance in the construction industry as a viable alternative to blasting. This paper...

 

 

 

 

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