COMPUTER SIMULATION OF OFFSHORE OIL SPILL CLEANUP OPERATIONS

Computerized simulation provides a powerful tool for use in selection and design of oil spill control equipment. This paper describes an oil spill simulation program which enables the user to assess the effects of weather and of the performance characteristics of oil spill control equipment on the recovery of spilled oil. Results of a sample case are shown which indicate the trends which might be expected from variations in the number of skimmers used, their ability to operate to different maximum wave heights, other skimmer performance characteristics, length of time spent on the job, and size of the spill.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 1975 Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, Volume 1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • Cochran, R A
    • Fraser, J P
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 545-555

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #2199 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM