Oil Rigs: Biology, Mariculture, Drilling Muds, Rigs-to-Reefs
Oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Barbara Channel provide hard substrates, diverse habitats and excellent breeding grounds from the sea floor through the splash zone. As a...

Background to Petroleum Development in Santa Barbara County
This discussion introduces several papers which examine solutions to challenges posed to local agencies by ongoing development of offshore petroleum resources. Innovative solutions have...

Major Issues Associated with Offshore Petroleum Development
Santa Barbara County has been confronted with a host of significant issues related to offshore oil and gas development, including: the extent and limitations of local control over development;...

Joint Review Panels — A Cooperative Approach
The Joint Review Panel (JRP) developed out of a need to address the interests of various agencies on a local, state and federal level which have permit jurisdiction over offshore oil and...

Mitigation of Impacts Associated with Oil and Gas Development Projects
The large scale oil and gas development occurring in Santa Barbara County has the potential to cause extensive environmental impacts on many resources within the county. The county has...

Innovative Approaches to Mitigating Cumulative Impacts
Faced with rapid acceleration in offshore oil and gas development, Santa Barbara County has advanced the recognition, evaluation, and mitigation of cumulative impacts. The County's...

Evaluting the General Well Function
The closest thing to a mathematical function that maps well discharge to drawdown has been Jacob's equation, caled the step-drawdown equation. However, this equation assumes...

Role of Surficial Aquifer in Barrier Island Streamflow Generation
Monitoring results are presented for an experimental watershed located on a South Carolina barrier island. Rainfall, streamflow and well data indicate streamflow occurs due to interaction...

Evaluation of Surface-Water - Ground-Water Interaction Coefficients in Water-Resources Planning Model
A water-resources planning model formulated as a mixed-integer program is used to screen and sequence proposed projects such that the present cost of meeting future water demands is minimized....

Well Field Management Designed to Miminize Impact on Surface-Water Flow
Restrictions placed on the operation of a well field used for public water supply initiated an investigation to develop management techniques that would maximize utilization of the well...

Cleanup on a Large Scale
The San Gabriel Basin yields 200,000 ac ft of groundwater a year from 400 supply wells. This water makes up 95% of the Valley's water supply. Already 30% of the water pumped...

Artificial Ice Islands for Deep Water and Production Structures
The need for an island to survive the summer melt season is introduced. To account for surface melting and erosion from waves and currents during this season, the island's...

Drilling Unit Approval and Sea Ice, Alaska OCS
This paper describes types of ice conditions that have been, or could be, encountered while conducting Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) operations. The types of ice monitoring programs,...

Design and Monitoring of an Ice Drill Pad
An ice pad was sucessfully designed and built to provide a suitable foundation for an exploratory drill rig in the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska in early 1985. Design considerations...

Design of Modular Structures for the Arctic
Sohio's efforts to continue the production and initial processing oil from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska requires additional production enhancement equipment on the Alaskan North Slope...

In-Place Permeability Measurement of Slurry Trench Cutoff Walls
A suggested procedure for the in-place measurement of slurry trench cutoff wall permeability is presented. The H. Bouwer and Rice method, employing a single observation well and variable-head...

An Experimental Study on the Effect of Wastewater Application in Dry Wells and Its Impact on Groundwater
A study was conducted in order to gather accurate information on the effectiveness of dry wells for use in wastewater disposal and the effect of such disposal practice on groundwater....

Uncertainties in Groundwater Transport Modeling
Using synthetic data from a hypothetical aquifer, the effects of data availability and data uncertainty were studied by the combined use of a parameter identification (PI) algorithm and...

Gas Transfer and Secondary Currents in Open Channels
Laboratory flume experiments on water-wide controlled gas transfer, such as reaeration, are described. The experiments indicate that gas transfer is a surface renewal process, well described...

Modification of the Step Drawdown Test for Pump Selection
This paper suggests a slightly modified mathematical model for pump tests whose aim is to design the correct pump for a well. The advantage of the model presented is that it incorporates...

 

 

 

 

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