BP Proposes Development With No Pad, Flexible Pipeline
Small accumulations uneconomic with conventional facilities; five-seven year test at Gwyder Bay The absence of a gravel drilling pad and flexible pipeline distinguish development proposals for a small accumulation at Gwydyr Bay.
Exploration for oil and gas involves the evaluation of a variety of information. Reflection seismic methods can be used to create images of the geologic changes between wells. These images can help complete a picture of the subsurface that should enhance the ability of the explorationist to successfully select future well locations. The seismic tool provides a cost efficient alternative to additional drilling.
New Standard Set with Double-hulled Double-screw Tankers
Two new tankers on order to carry North Slope Crude from Valdez to the West Coast meet the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requirements that older tankers be phased out and replaced with double-hulled vessels, meet or exceed state, federal, and international safety requirements and are designed to improve redundancy maneuverability and self-sufficiency.
The mission of SERVS is to prevent oil spills by assisting tankers in safe navigation through Prince William Sound, and to protect the environment by providing effective response services to the Valdez Marine Terminal and Alaska crude oil shippers, in accordance with oil spill response agreements and plans.