UPDATE OF OCCURRENCE RATES FOR ACCIDENTAL OIL SPILLS ON THE U.S. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF

This paper presents the results of analyses of oil spill occurence rates for U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) platforms and pipelines as well as spills from tankers worldwide. Only spills of 1,000 barrels or more are included. The calculated occurence rates of 0.60 spills per billion barrels produced on OCS platforms, and 0.67 spills per billion barrels transported in pipelines represent a decline of 40% and 58%, respectively, from the data obtained in 1983. Spill occurence rates for worldwide tanker transport remain unchanged from the 1983 analysis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, C M
    • LaBelle, R P
  • Conference:
    • Oceans '88
    • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    • Date: 1988-10-30 to 1988-11-2
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 4p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM