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Main Title Petroleum Systems Reliability Analysis. Volume I. Engineering Report, A Program for Prevention of Oil Spills Using an Engineering Approach to a Study of Offshore and Onshore Crude Oil Petroleum Systems.
Author Ritchie, Jr., J. E. ; Allen, Jr., F. J. ; Feltes, R. M. ; Foote, R. Q. ; Shortt., W. A. ;
CORP Author Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church Va.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-R2-73-280a; EPA-68-01-0121; EPA-15080-HOC; W74-02947;
Stock Number PB-226 584
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Oils ; Abatement ; Regulations ; Offshore drilling ; Drill holes ; Gulf of Mexico ; Louisiana ; Texas ; California ; Alaska ; Water quality ; Systems analysis ; Oil pollution containment ; Oil spills
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-226 584 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 95p
The program responds to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended in 1972. The methodology has been designed for use by EPA Regional personnel, and to minimize requirements for the special skills of a petroleum engineer orsystems analyst. The scope of the study included offshore and onshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, Texas, California, and Alaska. Field surveys providing firsthand observation of selected facilities are documented in the report. Approximately 15,000 spill records were collected from 20 data sources covering major oil-producing States. Half of these records were identified as being useful to the study and are included in the report. The report presents, for use by EPA Regional O and HM personnel, a set of checklists which identify system points of spill vulnerability, and spill prevention guidelines applicable to these points. Application of these guidelines to a specific facility will require judgment and allow innovative spill prevention measures. (Modified author abstract)