Developed initially by Texas A&M's Civil Engineering Department in 1974 through a grant from the American Petroleum Institute, the five-day oil spill control course was subsequently turned over to the Texas Engineering Extension Service for implementation . Currently the course is offered at facilities in Galvestion, Texas. Flexibility within the curriculum allows the course to be directed towards non-industry personnel as well as personnel directly involved in oil production. Techniques current in industrial education, such as the spiral-step method of instruction, are employed throughout the course. Also, the course emphasizes practical training and is unique in its hands-on capabilities. The curriculum, subject to keen scrutiny, is continuously improved and updated. Moreover, the success of this program has encouraged the development of other specialized and refresher courses.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 129-133

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM