EFFECTIVENESS OF DEVICES FOR THE CONTROL AND CLEANUP OF OIL SPILLS

A review of the containment and cleanup methods employed during the Chevron and Shell incidents in the Gulf of Mexico is presented. The paper also reviews the research and development program being undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency to develop improved technology for oil spill containment and response. This includes information on the development of sorbent systems and oil containment booms capable of operations at relative velocities in excess of two knots.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Bernard, H
    • Jakobson, K
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 171-182
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1525 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM