The Sohio Project consisted of facilities in Long Beach to unload crude oil from tankers into onshore tankage and the pumping and pipeline facilities required to transport the oil 1,000 miles to a new tank farm near Midland, Texas. New pipeline connections were to be made in Midland, to existing pipeline systems which would transport the oil to Mid-West and Gulf Coast refineries. This paper deals with the design and operational aspects of unloading Alaskan oil from tankers at the Long Beach Terminal. Environmental, economic, and operational concerns are reflected in the design process. Seven functional areas that deal with these concerns are: 1. Special tanker characteristics; 2. Mooring, berthing, and deberthing of tankers; 3. Cargo handling (crude oil); 4. Bunkering, stores, and personnel movement; 5. Fire protection and safety program; 6. Oil spill contingency planning; and 7. Onshore terminal operations.Subsequent to the final preparation of this paper, Sohio announced on March 13, 1979 the abandonment of this project. This decision was reaffirmed on May 25, 1979. This paper describes various design features of the Long Beach Terminal as if the project would have been completed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented on 29 September 1979 to the Northern California Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Clark, H G
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316704
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM