Maximum Response of Buildings to Multi-Seismic Input
The paper presents a technique of determining the maximum response of a torsionally-translationally coupling structure subjected to three ground translational components. It was found...

The Pacific Texas Pipeline Project—Deepwater Oil Terminal, Port of Los Angeles
This paper describes the implementation program and status of the Pacific Texas Pipeline Company project in the Port of Los Angeles. A brief description of this important 1. 6 billion,...

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...

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...

Determining Soil Properties by Electric Cone Penetrometer
Gravel island construction is one primary means of establishing permanent locations for oil wells, building foundations and road beds in the arctic. The gravel provides a natural insulation...

Analysis of a Production Well Through Sediments Containing Gas Hydrates
In some of the petroleum reservoirs recently discovered north of the Arctic Circle, production wells extend through thick permafrost. Several authors have reported zones of gas hydrate...

Ice Loads on Structures With Compound Slopes
Many of the offshore drilling structures proposed for use in the Arctic have sides with multiple slopes. Sloping walls are used at the waterline to cause the ice sheet to fail in bending...

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....

Effects of External Loadings on Large-Diameter Buried Pipelines
Development of oil and gas resources in the far north has involved extensive use of buried steel pipelines. Buried pipelines, particularly onshore, are frequently subjected to heavy superimposed...

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...

 

 

 

 

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