NUCLEAR POWER FOR OFFSHORE ARCTIC OIL EXPLORATION

This paper addresses the problems of pursuing the search for oil in perhaps the most costly and hostile region yet considered for offshore exploration, the offshore Arctic. The total task force for these operations and the feasibility of using nuclear power in the support ships are discussed. Nuclear power is shown to have an early economic advantage over fossil-powered ships even though the nuclear plant develops only 40,000 HP, one-third that normally considered cost effective for marine use.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 6th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 6-8, 1974. Requests for this document should be directed to David L. Riley.
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  • Authors:
    • Schaff, J C
    • Connell, C W
    • Hollett, J S
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 107-120
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #2045
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM