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Vol. 18, No. 49 Week of December 08, 2013
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


BOEM study analyzes North Slope spills

Finds that the number of spills relates to oil production rates but that large spills tend to be rare and somewhat unpredictable

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM, has published the results of a study that the agency commissioned into the frequency and nature of oil spills from the Alaska North Slope oil infrastructure. Carried out by Nuna Research and Planning Group LLC, the study found that spills of oil volume....

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1,577 spills

Mechanical failure

Pattern for small spills

Correlation with production


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