OIL PORTS ON THE CONTINENTAL SHELF

Although the United States has declared a goal of reducing oil imports, most authorities believe imports will have to increase above present levels to replace decreasing domestic production and to meet growing energy demands. The use of very large tankers in conjunction with offshore oil ports can reduce environmental risks and lower the cost of oil imports. Of the various types of ports proposed, the deepwater terminal with single point moorings is considered to be the most attractive. Describes the recently developed single anchor leg mooring as the type of single point mooring that will be used for at least some of these terminals.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Woods Hole, MA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Flory, J F
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 45-55
  • Serial:
    • Oceanus
    • Volume: 19
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM