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Oil Spills and Gas Leaks : Environmental Response, Prevention and Cost Recovery

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Title: Oil Spills and Gas Leaks : Environmental Response, Prevention and Cost Recovery
Author: James Jacobs, Robert G. Bea, Stephen Testa
ISBN: 0071772898 / 9780071772891
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 672
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Year: 2014
Availability: In Stock
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The definitive guide to petroleum hydrocarbon fuel spill and leak causes, prevention, response, and cost recovery

Oil Spills and Gas Leaks highlights the complex nature of petroleum hydrocarbon fuel extraction methods, the unintended consequences when disasters occur, spill behavior, and environmental impact mitigation. This practical resource discusses engineering techniques; long-term biological and environmental effects; dealing with insurance claims, litigation, and legislation in overlapping jurisdictions; and much more. Featuring global case studies and best practices, this timely volume provides an in-depth understanding of how oil spills and gas leaks occur and describes the most effective environmental assessment, remediation, and restoration options available to respond to these industrial accidents.

Coverage includes:

  • The role of petroleum hydrocarbon fuels in society
  • Geology and geochemistry of oil and gas deposits
  • Oil and gas well drilling and production issues
  • Hydraulic fracturing for shale gas and oil
  • Behavior of oil spills in various environments
  • Behavior of gas leaks in various environments
  • Assessment of spills and leaks
  • Toxicity issues and exposure pathways
  • Subsurface investigations
  • Sampling strategies and remedial approaches
  • Sampling methods on land and offshore
  • Prevention, oversight, and mitigation
  • Remediation of oil spills
  • Case histories and cost recovery
  • Oil spills and wildlife
  • Oil spills and safety issues
  • Conclusions and recommendations


Chapter 1 : Role and Environmental Impact of Petroleum in Society
Chapter 2 : Geology and Geochemistry of Oil and Gas Deposits
Chapter 3 : Drilling for Oil and Gas
Chapter 4 : Sources of Spills
Chapter 5 : Gas Leaks and Environmental Impacts
Chapter 6 : Assessment of Oil Spills and Gas Leaks : Onshore and Offshore
Chapter 7 : Remediation of Oil Spills and Habitat Restoration
Chapter 8 : Accidents, Risk Strategies, and Sustainable Remediation
Chapter 9 : Case Histories : Onshore and Offshore
Chapter 10 : Air Quality Issues and Oil Spills and Gas Leaks
Chapter 11 : Conclusions

Appendix A : History of Oil and Gas Production and Worst Oil Spills
Appendix B : Human Health and Safety Issues for Oil Spill Responders
Appendix C : Investigations and Sampling Methods
Appendix D : Political and Legal Issues
Appendix E : Glossary and Abbreviations
Appendix F : Conversions

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