Improved management approach to oil spill response of the gas-to-liquid project fuels
Chukwu, Uzodimma Anistus
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The demand for energy globally has remained unabated; technology and enterprise alignment is meeting this challenge. The current production of transport fuel is increasing with diesel fuel mostly in demand. This trend has continued to put more facilities on the world stage and is akin to inevitable spills in the outlook. The level of preparedness for such eventuality will make the difference in curbing emergencies in the future. The dwindling resources generated by ‘Oil Spill Response enterprise’ due to enhanced technology, reduction in large spill incidents, and neglect for small spills have continued to underscore their relevance in the industry. The demeanour would be to have a more positive nature to planning and prevention with greater ability to predict and effectively carry out response services when necessary. Getting to this height of adeptness would require a comprehensive risk and cost-benefit analysis of the scenarios. The present body of knowledge for GTL diesel and related products is very vague on spill behaviour, control, and recovery in the tropics where commercial production of the product exist and so the emphasis in this dissertation is on actions that make a logical show given what is known. The ‘Evaluation’ through computer-based planning modelled (simulation) attempts and analytical modelling approach has shown “dispersion” as most influential weathering process for GTL-diesels and thus led to generation of ‘GTL diesel loss rate’ Chart for real time and forecast application. Furthermore, this analysis also helps corporate management and spill response contractors face the risks associated with spillage and reduce uncertainties by enhancing preventive measures via adoption of PERREP model. These innovative idea(s) are the best probable way out in spill response process with a proactive disposition that would allow adaptable techniques, materials and tools to be employed in local settings.
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