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Canadians evaluate technologies to manage offshore drilling cuttings


Thanyamanta, W and Hawboldt, K and Husain, T and Bose, N and Veitch, B, Canadians evaluate technologies to manage offshore drilling cuttings, Oil and Gas Journal, 104, (29) pp. 43-54. ISSN 0030-1388 (2006) [Refereed Article]


Multicriteria decision making was used to assess eight alternatives for managing drilling cuttings offshore. The criteria include one threshold criterion, conformity with regulations, and four major categories of decision-making criteria: technical feasibility, rig compatibility, environmental impacts, and costs. The alternatives evaluated include technologies currently in use offshore and those used onshore but with potential for offshore applications. Each option was rated and the total score for each option was calculated using a weighted additive overall value model. Among the options, the best three that emerged include the vertical centrifuge, horizontal centrifuge, and reinjection.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
UTAS Author:Bose, N (Professor Neil Bose)
ID Code:47267
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Australian Maritime College
Deposited On:2007-11-22
Last Modified:2010-03-30

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