Satellite-Tracked Buoy Activities in Saudi Arabia
During the pollution threat on the Gulf caused by the collapse of the NOWRUZ oil field well in February 1983, the Meteorology and Environmental Administration (MEPA) established an Oil...

The Management of Coastal Zone Resources in Panama
Since independence in 1903, Panama has constructed an interoceanic canal and oil pipeline, established a fishing fleet, built access roads to much of the Pacific shoreline, and developed...

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Drilling Reserve Pit Fluids on the North Slope (abstract)
Reserve pits are constructed in connection with drilling activities to provide a convenient and safe disposal site for waste drilling muds and cuttings. During the winter months at Prudhoe...

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...

A Survey of Selected Arctic Petroleum Drilling Locations in the Alaskan Coastal Arctic Region (abstract)
There exists in the central coastal region of arctic Alaska, a number of drill site locations which were used to explore for oil and gas in the 1960's and 1970's....

The DST Well: Its Importance and Lessons Learned
A Deep Stratigraphic Test (DST) well is a unique source of stratigraphic information; and provides critical data on drilling conditions, logistics, materials; and subsurface conditions...

Major Offsite Mitigation: Batiquitos Lagoon
This paper discusses the general characteristics of the Batiquitos Lagoon Enhancement Project near Carlsbad, California, which will provide mitigation for a pipeline project in San Pedro...

Arctic Wetland Losses: When Should Compensation be Required?
The paper discusses problems facing biological impact assessment and mitigation planning for petroleum exploration and oilfield development on the Arctic Coastal Plain or North Slope of...

Oil and Fisheries—Conflict or Cooperation
The Grand Banks of Newfoundland are one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. The proposed Hibernia oil field development will impact on this resource. Recommendations have been...

Optimum State Strategies Regarding Oil and Gas Exploration and Development on the Outer Continental Shelf
In anticipation of the federal oil and gas lease initiative, the Washington Department of Ecology selected the consulting firm Cogan, Sharpe, Cogan of Portland, Oregon to conduct an OCS...

Can Alaskan Caribou and Oil Development Coexist?
The coastal area near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska is becoming increasingly industrialized as oil development continues. This same coastal area is an important area to a caribou herd known as the...

Sensitive Area Assessment on Canada's Frontier Lands
Sensitive area assessment (SAA) has a role in environmental impact assessment and as a resource management tool for oil and gas activities on Canada's frontier lands, onshore...

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...

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...

Reclamation of Athabasca Oil Sand Sludge
The bulk of oil sand tailings (80 to 90%) consists of quartz sand, which is defined to be everything coarser than 44 microns. The other 10 to 20%, termed 'sludge',...

 

 

 

 

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