The recent extensive activity in the North Sea has led to increasing public concern about the possible consequences of a major oil spill from offshore exploration and production. Much is being done by those involved in offshore operations, especially in the North Sea, to reduce the risk of pollution and if oil spills do occur, to minimize their effects. This paper considers such major factors as the cause of oil spills, and the ecological effects of the oil that is spilled into the marine environment. The contingency planning to combat oil spills is also dealt with.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Offshore Eur 75 Conference, Preprint, Aberdeen, Scotland, Sept 16-19, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Spearhead Publications Limited

    Aberdeen, ZZ Scotland   
  • Authors:
    • Fulleylove, R J
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap OE-75 239 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1976 12:00AM