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...

Offshore Oil and Gas NPDES Permits: Creative Solutions—Three Case Studies
The U. S. EPA has responsibility under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to maintain and enhance the quality of the Nation's waters. Section 402 of the CWA authorizes EPA to issue...

Coastal Area Development and Offshore Man-Made Islands
With offshore man-made islands, it is necessary to make the aims of land use clear in terms of the various conditions, such as a severe environment and vast construction costs. As technological...

Emergency Shore Protection
Emergency shore protection usually requires design and construction to be completed in a 2 to 3 week period. Emergency shore protection measures at Surfside and Ventura, California required...

Bulkhead Instability in Soft Soil
This paper presents a case study involving the severe disturbance of the subsurface soils in front of an existing bulkhead caused by the berthing of a jack-up type, offshore drilling vessel....

The Chicago Lakefront Plan - 1986
Although Chicago is considered to have one of the world's most beautiful and also stable waterfronts, much of its shore protection is in imminent danger of failure. Nearly...

Simulation Algorithms for Offshore Structures
A rational procedure for characterization of water depths for a random sea state is developed, in context with linearized wave theory. The importance of using the expressions for 'intermediate...

Mechanical Properties of Model Ice Rubble
Experiments were conducted to measure the mechanical properties of bulk ice rubble. Tests were performed under isothermal and plane strain conditions. Fresh water ice blocks were used...

Performance of a Perched Beach—Slaughter Beach, Delaware

The Special Role of the Local Agency

Contributions of Oil and Gas Environmental Reviews to Coastal Zone Management in Canada
This paper begins with a description of the environments and the patterns of settlement along the coasts of Canada. It then discusses coastal zone management frameworks in Canada focussing...

Guadalupe Dunes Revegetation Program
The subject of this paper is a revegetation program currently being developed by McClelland Engineers and Cities Services for a five-mile pipeline construction corridor in the Guadalupe...

Ocean Space Encompassed by Oil and Gas Activities
The implications of exploratory and production drilling depth records from 1947 to the present are considered in terms of ocean area involved and coastal management. Technological changes...

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...

Iceberg Impact Load on a Gravity Based Structure
The mechanics of the eccentric collision of an iceberg against a fixed, rigid, gravity based structure are discussed. A closed form solution is derived for the case of infinite friction...

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...

 

 

 

 

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