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A numerical risk assessment for spills from oil and gas activity around the arctic ocean basin
Author : HAUKE BLANKEN(1), BRUNO TREMBLAY(2), SUSAN GASKIN(3) & ALEXANDER SLAVIN(4)
Oil and gas activity has increased significantly in the Arctic Ocean Basin, due to growing global energy demand and the recession of Arctic sea ice caused by global warming. Gautier et al. (2008) found that 16% of the world’s remaining recoverable hydrocarbon resources are located in the Arctic offshore, and drilling is planned in water depths that are unprecedented in this area (Imperial, 2012; Callow, 2012). These developments increase the risk of oil spills in the area.
The efficiency of traditional oil spill response measures is inhibited by the presence of sea ice (Sørstrom et al., 2010; SL Ross 2010).
Therefore, accurate long-term models of oil spill trajectories are required for risk assessment and spill
remediation.
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Date Published : 01/10/2015
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