Offshore Challenge
Standard design techniques weren't enough to create rigs for the Main Pass Mine, which, at 67 million long tons, is the largest offshore sulfur mine in U.S. history. The 18...

Volcanic Episodes Near Yucca Mountain As Determined by Paleomagnetic Studies at Lathrop Wells, Crater Flat, and Sleeping Butte, Nevada
It has been suggested that mafic volcanism in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain, Nev., is both recent (20 ka) and a product of complex 'polycyclic' eruptions. This...

Energy Education in the Higher Education Systems of California
At San Francisco State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara there is an energy course: Societal Problems of Energy that is designed for non-science majors. The course...

Adaptive Control of Groundwater Hydraulics
Adaptive control has been extensively applied in industrial settings for the control of unknowns systems, systems with uncertainty in the parameters. The approach is recursive, the response...

Ground Water Management in the Memphis, Tennessee Urban Area
In 1887, the first known water well was placed in the aquifer which presently supplies almost 100% of the water used by the Memphis Urban Area (MUA). Since that time, the MUA has developed...

Induced Subsidence: Environmental and Legal Implications
Subsidence of coastal areas can be induced by withdrawal of fluids from shallow, unconsolidated horizons beneath the shore zone. In southern California, Huntington Beach, Torrance/Redondo...

How Has the Joint Review Process Evolved?
The Joint Review Panel (JRP) process in California was established for offshore oil and gas-related coastal development projects to avoid duplication of effort among various permitting...

Oil-Spill Contingency Planning for OCS Operations
Oil-spill preparedness and response have been an important part of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) regulatory program since the Santa Barbara spill in 1969. The focus of the spill...

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...

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...

Onsite Compliance Programs for Major Oil and Gas Projects
Major oil and gas projects developed in Santa Barbara County are monitored for compliance with conditions of approval through various enforcement and compliance programs. the Resource...

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...

Risks of Transporting Petroleum and Other Materials from Offshore Oil and Gas Development
Oil and gas development offshore Santa Barbara County has lead to the preparation and adoption of local policies and mitigation programs specifically addressing the risks associated with...

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...

Chemical Composition, Physical Properties and Off-Site Migration of Municipal Landfill Gas
A sampling program of headspace gas from four monitoring wells and of off-site migration at three property line sites was conducted as part of a remedial design of a municipal landfill....

Changing Legal Issues Regarding Transfer of a Plant Up for Relicensing
Part I of the Federal Power Act ('FPA') includes a little understood, but potentially powerful mechanism for encouraging the efficient development and prudent...

Undeveloped Hydropower Resource Potential
The public hearings conducted as part of the National Energy Strategy produced testimony that concluded that the potential for development of hydropower was not well defined. As a result,...

Improving Well Hydraulics

Aquifer Contributions to Discharge in a Well

 

 

 

 

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