CONTAINMENT AND RECOVERY DEVICES FOR OIL SPILL CLEANUP OPERATIONS

The general requirements for responding to offshore oil spills are discussed, as well as the limitations on cleanup equipment resulting from environmental conditions. Current concepts to contain and recover oil, their stage of development, and the salient advantages and disadvantages of each concept are described. The types of containment equipment described includes multi-tube barriers, float-and-skirt barriers, and fence barriers, and the oil recovery systems discussed include sorbent systems, free vortex devices, and skimming weirs, among others.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper was presented at the SPE-AIME Second Biennial Symposium on Environmental Conservation, held in Lafayette, Louisiana, 13-14 November 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Lehr, W E
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00056708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM