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Integrated Risk Assessment and Management of Oil Spills in the Gulf of ThailandNormal access

Authors: L. Taylor, J. Suthin and B. King
Event name: IPTC 2012:International Petroleum Technology Conference
Session: Technology and Operational Excellence: Keys to Sustainable Global Energy
Publication date: 07 February 2012
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 522.03Kb )
Price: € 20

Summary:
In the aftermath of the massive oil spills in the Timor Sea and the Gulf of Mexico there is heightened wariness and many
questions about the sustainability of offshore exploration for oil and its marine transportation. Traditionally, oil spill
management has been a reactive rather than proactive process involving containment, dispersal, capture, and possibly beaching
and clean up of oil spills. There was little forward planning on how to minimize and manage oil slicks to reduce the
environmental impacts. This is no longer accepted by the public and so new proactive approaches are needed.


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