Design of an Icebreaking Offshore Supply Vessel
There are two basic scenarios for icebreaking support vessels. The first is the delivery of drilling fluids and supplies to drilling units and other development operations. The second...

Tanker Mooring/Loading Systems for Northern Offshore Arctic Regions
Transportation of crude oil in arctic areas via shuttle tankers can prove to be a viable alternative to a pipeline system. The shuttle tanker system will require offshore terminals equipped...

NPDES Permits for Accelerated Oil & Gas Development
Section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for waste discharges...

Bowhead Whales and Other Endangered Whale Species: Their Influence on Offshore Operations in Alaska
In recent years, whales have become the focus of considerable public concern, and this is manifested in the measures that are imposed to protect them from possible adverse effects of offshore...

SHADS: Mobile Arctic Drilling Platform
To minimize costs of Beaufort Sea exploration programs, the industry needed a mobile arctic drilling structure that requires little or no site preparation, does not require an active ice...

Santa Fe's Mobile Arctic Drilling Barge
There is a need for mobile units that can operate year-round in shallow Alaskan waters south of the Bering Strait for exploratory drilling and/or early production. Santa Fe has completed...

Offshore Seawater Intake in the Arctic
Waterflood has become a proven technique for enhancing oil recovery from oil producing reservoirs. At Arctic north slope areas, seawater has been used successfully for such operations....

Coastal Erosion's Impact on California Offshore Oil Development
Recent oil discoveries in the offshore Santa Maria Basin and the Santa Barbara Channel will require the construction of new oil facilities located along 90 miles of Santa Barbara County...

Coping with Transition: Improving the Management Process
At Arkansas Power & Light Company, the Energy Supply Department has some 2,000 employees and operates (in addition to providing General Office engineering, technical, and administrative...

Fracture and Fragmentation of Rock Materials by Explosives
Explosives are used in various commercial applications including the extraction of natural resources from the earth and removal of materials for new construction. These applications include...

Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Massive Hydraulic Fracturing Containment
The hydraulic fracturing containment problem is the subject of the present investigation. Unlike previous studies, the interface crack geometry with the correct crack tip singularity was...

The National Ground Water Information Center Data Base
The Research Institute, Education Foundation and Publishing Company of the National Water Well Association have long been considered information central for the world's community...

Successive Application of Reservoir Simulation Models--A Case Study
Replacement of the conventional method of generating hydrology by a well established reservoir simulation model renders enormous amounts of flexibility and savings in computation time....

The National Water Well Association's Ground Water Software Centre
The National Water Well Association (NWWA) offers a new service to the members of the ground water industry. NWWA's Ground Water Software Centre markets computer programs...

Well Rehabilitation Using Decision Tree Analysis
The decision tree concept of decision analysis theory can be easily adapted to the water and wastewater industry in making spending decisions for rehabilitation programs, renewal and replacement...

Underground Oil Lens Management at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Observation wells plumbed using a water surface detector and standard topographic interpolation techniques were used to establish the hydraulic gradient of the groundwater and the presence...

Evaluation of Point-of-Use Treatment Devices
The contamination of drinking water is a matter of concern to many communities and people. Small community water systems and individual residences supplied by private wells face severe...

Oil Spill Detection by NOAA/AVHRR on Persian Gulf
An area of oil spills on the Persian Gulf was detected by the thermal-infrared channels of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on NOAA-7. AVHRR gives the temperatures of the...

Report: Persian Gulf Conference, May, '84
The First International Conference on the Impact of Oil Spill in the Persian Gulf was held at the University of Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran (I. R. I. ), from 20 May to 27 May, 1984....

Regulatory Reform in Alaska: An Oil Industry Perspective
The State of Alaska recently implemented regulatory reform procedures to streamline the permitting process and ease the regulatory burden on the regulated community, as well as the burden...

 

 

 

 

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