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Main Title Atmospheric emission from offshore oil and gas development and production /
Author Stephens, Richard H. ; Braxton, Charles
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Author Title of a Work
Braxton, Charles,
Stephens, Maynard M.,
CORP Author Energy Resources Co., Inc., Cambridge, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Waste Management, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-450/3-77-026; EPA-68-02-2512
Stock Number PB-272 268
OCLC Number 04024616
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Offshore oil well drilling--Environmental aspects ; Natural gas in submerged lands
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Petroleum products ; Offshore drilling ; Crude oil ; Natural gas ; Air pollution control ; Sources ; Fuel storage ; Electric power generation ; Production engineering ; Refineries ; Nitrogen oxides ; Storage tanks ; Vapors ; Design criteria ; Transportation ; Regulations ; Forecasting ; Technology ; Process charting ; Design criteria ; Sulfur oxides ; Carbon monoxide ; Particles ; Hydrocarbons ; Equipment ; Fugitive emissions ; Air quality
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-3-77-026 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/04/2013
EKBD  EPA-450/3-77-026 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/10/1999
ERAD  EPA 450/3-77-026 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/06/2012
ESAD  EPA 450-3-77-026 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/21/2009
NTIS  PB-272 268 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 139 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This study is the first phase of a program to develop reliable emissions estimates for offshore oil and gas development and production. The objectives of this screening phase are to characterize the equipment used offshore, to evaluate the sources of emissions, to make preliminary estimates of emissions rates, and to identify current control technologies and control technologies which require further study. The two major sources accounting for over seventy percent of total non-methane hydrocarbon emissions are oil storage or storage tanks on board the platforms and vents which discharge intermittently during gas processing. Power generation during production operations is the largest source of essentially continuous emissions of oxides of nitrogen, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and particulates, but accounts for only about ten percent of total non-methane hydrocarbon emissions. The most likely means of achieving emissions reductions are the use of vapor recovery systems, development of combined cycle power systems suitable for offshore use, and maximum utilization of waste heat.
Prepared under contract no. 68-02-2512. Issued June 1977. Includes bibliographical references.