COASTAL NAVIGATION VS ENERGY RESOURCE RECOVERY: THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL STUDY

D. S. Nieri

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Abstract: A simulation study was performed at the National Maritime Research Center’s shiphandling simulator to determine the effects of oil production and exploration structures on the navigation of large vessels using the routing scheme in the Santa Barbara Channel. As part of a risk management program being completed on behalf of the California Coastal Commission, data was collected on the responses of ship masters navigating a computer-modelled vessel through the Santa Barbara Channel in the presence of a variety of platform and drillship siting configurations. The results of the study will be incorporated in the risk management program to help in establishing guidelines for siting of exploratory drilling and oil production facilities near the shipping lanes.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 27, Number 4
Pages: 272 - 279
Cite this article: Nieri, D. S., "COASTAL NAVIGATION VS ENERGY RESOURCE RECOVERY: THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL STUDY", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter 1980-1981, pp. 272-279.
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