ARTIFICIAL ICE ISLANDS COULD CUT ARCTIC COSTS

Artificially manufactured ice island in the offshore arctic is feasible in principle, uses a structural material available in large quantities, and could make big savings over other proposed drilling and production bases. Potential techniques for construction of an island, accumulation of ice, stability, prevention of the internal shear and of sliding at the bottom as well as for maintenance, are described.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  USA  75221
  • Authors:
    • Fitch, J L
    • JONES, L G
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 173-181
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 72
    • Issue Number: 45
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM