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Vol. 13, No. 44 Week of November 02, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


How to respond to an Arctic oil spill

In-situ burning is the technique of choice for cleaning up oil in sea ice, but drift ice conditions present significant challenges

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

Everyone hopes that it will never happen. But how would people respond to an oil spill in the offshore Arctic? In the Arctic the presence of sea ice and snow can make the techniques for oil detection and recovery very different from those used in a marine spill in warmer climates. At the United Stat....

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Complicated

Delineating the oil

Low ice concentrations

In-situ burning


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