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...

Oil Shale Fracture Characterization by a New Model
Fracture toughness of oil shale is a property which is essential for fracture characterization needed for energy resource development and recovery. However, a data base for fracture toughness...

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...

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...

The Bowhead Whale and Offshore Petroleum Operations in the Arctic
Eskimos, environmentalist groups, and government agencies have stated their concerns about possible effects on the bowhead from offshore petroleum operations. These concerns fall into...

Mitigating Environmental Losses Through Project Planning
A significant amount of industry effort goes into project planning prior to preparation and submission of a permit application. Baseline studies are conducted, including preparation of...

Oil Platforms as Reefs: Oil and Fish CAN Mix
Offshore oil and gas production platforms function as excellent artificial reefs, providing a hard substrate for corals, bivalves and other sessile animals, as well as food and shelter...

Splitting Common-Pool Offshore Oil & Gas Revenues
The Department of Interior (DOI) and several coastal states are currently at odds over an issue with enormous financial stakes as well as far-reaching implications in federal/state relations....

Permitting for Oil and Gas Activities in the OCS Mukluk Island—Beaufort Sea, Alaska 1983
In Alaska so little land is in private ownership that the primary means for the oil industry to obtain rights for exploration and development is through State or Federal petroleum lease...

Geologic Review: A Successful Procedure for the Minimization of the Impact of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production on Louisiana Wetlands
An effective procedure to minimize the amount of wetlands impacted by oil and gas well access routes has been developed. The procedure consists of a stringent geologic review of every...

Project Mixes Oil and Water
The Prudhoe Bay Seawater Treatment Plant was nominated for an OCEA award, for its potential to coax from Alaska's north slope 1 billion barrels of oil which otherwise would...

Heavy Oil Mining—An Overview
Heavy oil mining is a promising technology that may increase ultimate oil recovery from existing reservoirs from 35–40% to 90% of the original oil in place. If successful, mining for heavy...

Construction of Middle Fork Dam
Recently there has been increased interest in roller compacted concrete (RCC) for use in dams. However, to date there has been very little practical experience in construction. Middle...

Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Shale Oil and Petroleum Derived Fuels

Nature of Pollutants in Oil Shale and Coal Conversion Wastewaters

Prediction of Viable Tailings Disposal Methods
A sand-fines-water diagram is proposed to analyze and describe slurries composed of coarse and fine particulate matter. The diagram can be used to predict and plan disposal methods for...

Computational Techniques for Predicting Rock Fragmentation and Rubblization

 

 

 

 

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