METHOD TO ESTIMATE THE POLLUTION RISK AND COST OF OCS OIL TRANSPORTATION

Since the Arab oil embargo, considerable attention has been focused on the U. S.'s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease sales. The Dept. of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management and the several affected states have spent a great deal of time and effort on assessing the environmental impact associated with developing the oil and gas lease areas. An area that has not been treated extensively in an analytical fashion is the transportation component of the over-all system. This paper presents the method used during a study of four hypothetical production sites in the Gulf of Alaska. In addition, the results of one site analysis are presented relatve to the environmental and economic trade-offs that must be considered by those involved with OCS planning and development.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • DONOVAN, L J
    • Owen III, J J
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Accession Number: 00165417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM