RISK ANALYSIS AND OIL SPILL EXPECTATION FOR DEEPWATER PORTS

Recent world-wide statistical data show that tanker spills generally amount to about 160 barrels of oil per million shipped, of which between 40-70 barrels are spilled at the receiving port. This historical data base can be adapted to proposed deepwater ports in order to calculate the spill expectation at those ports. The methodology takes into account conditions existing at the proposed ports that afford benefits not occurring at the data base ports. By taking credit for these conditions, expected tanker spillage at two proposed deepwater ports (SEADOCK and LOOP) is demonstrated to range between 0.2 and 2 ppm of throughput, a much lower rate than that experienced at conventional ports.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 285-292

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V1, OTC 2450 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM