U.S. Coast Guard sponsored tests at Homer, Alaska (1973), and at ARCTEC, Inc., Columbia, Maryland (1975), have shown the capability of the Lockheed disc-drum oil recovery system to operate and recover oil in broken ice conditions in arctic environment. The Homer tests were reported on film at the 1975 Oil Spill Conference and the ARCTEC work was reported by Lt. Cdr. James H. Getman, USCG, and Lawrence A. Schultz at the 1976 Offshore Technology Conference (Paper No. 2695). These studies, plus others sponsored by a Canadian offshore drilling company and Lockheed, provided data for the design of an arctic oil spill recovery vessel which incorporates a unique ice-processing subsystem. This paper presents the previously unreported results of the canadian and Lockheed tests, and discusses the design of the arctic vessel, the ice processor, and plans for use of the equipment in arctic oil spill control operations. One such unit was delivered in June 1976 to a Beaufort Sea driller and two more were delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard last fall.

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  • Pagination: p. 301-302

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM