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1 . BSEE Arctic Oil ResponseResearch For the US/CA Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum November 2012, Anchorage, AK Matthew Quinney, Ohmsett COTR

2 . MMS - Minerals Management Service BOEMRE - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Who is BSEE? BOEM – Bureau of Ocean Energy Management BSEE – Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

3 . OSRD - Oil Spill Response Division  Inspections  Unannounced Spill Drills  Oil Spill Response Plans  Regulations and Policy  Research

4 . BSEE Oil Spill Response Research

5 . Remote sensing and detection Physical and chemical properties of crude oil Mechanical containment and recovery Chemical treating agents and dispersants In situ burning Deepwater operations Arctic operations Operation of Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Test Facility

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9 . BSEE Research Process  Solicit ideas  BAA – Broad Agency Announcement  Whites Papers submitted  Proposals requested  Final projects chosen

10 . Research for 2012 OSRR 1000 Oil Spill Detection and Mapping under Arctic Sea Ice using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles OSRR 1001 Dispersant Effectiveness, In-Situ Droplet Size Distribution, and Numerical Modeling to Assess Subsurface Dispersant Injection as a Deepwater Blowout Oil Spill Response Option OSRR 1002 Acoustic Assessment of Subsea Chemical Dispersant Efficacy OSRR 1003 Subsea Chemical Dispersant Research OSRR 1004 Ocean Studies Board Responding to Oils Spills in Arctic Environments OSRR 1005 Rapidly Deployable Thermal Hydrate Preventer for Subsea Oil Spill Mitigation OSRR 1006 Development of Real Time Monitoring Protocol for Assessing Volatile Organic Compound Impacts on Response and Cleanup Workers Safety During Surface and Subsurface Dispersant Operations OSRR 1007 Burning Behavior of Oil in Ice Channels OSRR 1008 Technology Systems, Inc. Coordinated Oil-spill Response Network (CORN) OSRR 1009 Evaluation of Oil Fluorescence Characteristics to Improve Forensic Response Tools OSRR 1010 Comparison of Physical and Chemical Characteristics of In-Situ Burn Residue and other Environmental Oil Samples Collected during the Deepwater Horizon Spill Response OSRR 1011 Evaluation of Feasibility of Conducting Subsea Dispersant Research at Ohmsett OSRR 1012 Naval Research Laboratory Efficient Atomization and Combustion of Emulsified Crude Oil

11 . OSRR 1000 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - Oil Spill Detection and Mapping under Arctic Sea Ice using Autonomous Under- water Vehicles The goal of this project is to evaluate and develop an AUV- based system for detection and mapping of oil in ice- infested waters from underneath the water and/or ice.

12 .  Develop deployment and search strategies  Develop sensor suite

13 . OSRR 1004 National Research Council (NRC) - Ocean Studies Board Responding to Oils Spills in Arctic Environments The National Research Council will assess the current state of the science regarding oil spill response and environmental assessment in the Arctic region (with a specific focus on the regions north of the Bering Strait), with emphasis on potential impacts in U.S. waters.

14 Scenarios Preparedness Response and Clean Up Strategies for Establishing Baselines

15 . OSRR 1007 Burning Behavior of Oil in Ice Channels The objective of the proposed research is to enable assessment of the efficiency of in-situ burning of an oil spill in icy conditions and set a new experimental and modeling framework to explore burning of oil spills on ice, which will allow quantifying the efficiency of combustion as well as point of extinction for liquid fuel spills in icy conditions.

16 . Phase I – Small Scale Test  Test using a small scale test apparatus  Develop model to predict spread and burn rate

17 . Phase II – Large Scale Test  Test using large scale (10’ X 18’) ice matrix  Reassess model developed in Phase I

18 . Research for 2013  Beginning process  ICE Month at Ohmsett, Feb – Mar 2013

19 The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility Operated by the Department of the Interior – BSEE Ohmsett 667 feet long 65 feet wide 8 feet deep 2.6 million gallons of water Tow bridge speeds 6.5 knots max.

20 Ohmsett Ohmsett’s mission – Improve oil spill response through testing, training, research, and development of full scale oil spill response

21 . OHMSETT Facility Built and Operated by the EPA Mothballed Exxon Valdez grounding in the Prince William Sound Reopening of Ohmsett mandated by OPA-90 Management of Ohmsett was charged to MMS Annual O&M Funding through the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund Testing/Training funded by clients 1991

22 Types of Activities at Ohmsett Testing response equipment and oil spill clean up technology Training in oil spill response technology Testing renewable energy wave equipment Develop testing protocol

23 ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Vice Chair for Committee F20 on Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response F Standard Guide for Collecting Skimmer Performance Data in Controlled Environments F716-82(2001) Standard Methods of Testing Sorbent Performance of Absorbents R Standard Test Method for Sorbent Performance of Adsorbents F818-93(2003) Standard Terminology Relating to Spill Response Barriers F (2002) Standard Guide for Sampling Oil/Water Mixtures for Oil Spill Recovery Equipment F (2001) Standard Guide for Selection of Booms in Accordance with Water Body F (2003) Standard Guide for Collecting Performance Data on Temporary Storage Devices F (2003) Standard Guide for Reporting of Test Performance for Oil Spill Response Pumps F (2002) Standard Guide for Selection of Skimmers for Oil-Spill Response F (2002) Standard Guide for Estimating Oil Spill Recovery System Effectiveness F Standard Guide for Qualitative Observations of Skimmer Performance F Standard Guide for Collecting Containment Boom Performance Data in Controlled Environments F2709 Standard Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Skimmer Systems Standards and Protocols

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27 .  Intended to test skimmers currently positioned for use offshore AK  BSEE provides venue, testers responsible for getting equipment/personnel to Ohmsett  May become annual event ICE Month – March 2013

28 Questions?


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