Construction aspects of building an evacuation route through rubble surrounding Beaufort Sea structures

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Proceedings titleRecent Development of Offshore Engineering in Cold Regions, Yue (ed.)
ConferencePOAC-07 (Port and Ocean Engineering Under Artic Conditions), 27-30 June 2007, Dalian, China
Pages823832; # of pages: 10
AbstractFor EER plans involving on-ice evacuation methods in the winter, an emergencyshelter located on the adjacent ice is an important safety element for personnelworking in oil or gas facilities in the Beaufort Sea. The ice surrounding a structurecan vary from thin level first year ice to grounded rubble or ridges. The speed andsafety of walking over the ice surface is strongly affected by the surface roughnessand degree of ice rubble. Thus, a groomed trail from an oil or gas structure to anemergency shelter should be constructed that is suitable for walking. This paperdiscusses the methods, equipment required, construction duration and associated risksto efficiently construct and maintain the trail. The emphasis is on practical methodsthat can work in the wide range of ice and weather conditions that can occur in theBeaufort Sea region during the winter and spring.
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
Peer reviewedNo
NPARC number12327655
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