A RELIABILITY STUDY OF PETROLEUM SYSTEMS AND PREVENTION OF OFFSHORE OIL SPILLAGE

This paper describes a study of crude oil petroleum systems with the object of developing technical recommendations to minimize spillage from drilling, production and gathering/distribution systems. It represents a pilot effort by the Environmental Protection Agency to apply reliability and systems engineering principles to the petroleum industry. The paper is arranged in two parts. The first part presents the current EPA approach to the developments of an oil spill prevention program and discusses related field surveys. The second part is a progress report and analysis of the collected data.

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

    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Ritchie, J E
    • Van Cleave, H D
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1-16

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #1521 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM