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History of Coastal Alabama Natural Gas Exploration and Development: Final Report

Description: This report tracks the history of the coastal region of Alabama following interest in oil drilling from 1969 to 1997. Mobil Oil Company sought to lease tracts to drill for oil in Mobile Bay from the state of Alabama, and later the oil companies Exxon, Chevron, and Shell became a part of the competition in the area.
Date: April 1999
Creator: Wade, William W.; Plater, Jason R. & Kelley, Jacqueline Q.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cooperative Research to Study Dive Patterns of Sperm Whales in the Atlantic Ocean

Description: This report is based on the needs of the National Marine Fisheries Service and Minerals Management Service to gain data about the Sperm Whale population, comparing the population in the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Twelve whales were tagged and observed to gather various types of data about their population and environment.
Date: May 2007
Creator: Palka, Debra & Johnson, Mark
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Impact Assessment of Exploratory Wells Offshore South Florida

Description: This report investigates five older and two newer exploration oil wells to determine the environmental impact in a tropical climate. The five older sites were created prior to the OCS and MMS regulations for drilling, and the newer two were created with the OCS and MMS regulations. This investigation was set to determine if these sites had a positive, negative, or no impact on the environment.
Date: January 1990
Creator: Shinn, Eugene A.; Lidz, Barbara H. & Dustan, Philip A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tabulated Analyses of Texas Crude Oils

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing analyses of Texas crude oils. As stated in the introduction, "this paper makes available in condensed tabular form under one cover all analyses of Texas crude oils made by the Bureau of Mines to March 1939" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and a map.
Date: 1939
Creator: Kraemer, A. J. & Wade, Gustav
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Engineering Studies and Results of Acid Treatment of Wells, Zwolle Oil Field, Sabine Parish, Louisiana

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the studies done on the Zwolle oil field wells. History of the oil field, and the results of acid treatment to the wells are presented. This report includes tables, graphs, maps, and illustrations.
Date: October 1934
Creator: Heithecker, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 1998-2001: Final Report

Description: An update of Texas A&M and Continental Shelf Associates studies designed to monitor the ongoing ecological health of the coral in the Flower Garden Banks (FGB). This is a deepwater, discontinuous reef that arcs along the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico and is the site of oil and gas operations that could potentially impact the integrity of the FGB.
Date: July 2003
Creator: Dokken, Quenton R.; MacDonald, Ian R.; Tunnell, John W., Jr.; Wade, Terry; Withers, Kim; Dilworth, Suzanne J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from J. C. and Mary A. Barr to Charles B. Moore, December 3, 1865]

Description: Letter sent to Charles B. Moore from J. C. Barr discussing oil drilling in Jersey County, the health of acquaintances, railroad construction, farming, weather, as well as other family and local news. The third page of the letter is a segment added by Mary A. Barr discussing family life including visiting and gardening.
Date: December 3, 1865
Creator: Barr, J. C. & Barr, Mary A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from J. C. and Mary A. Barr to Charles B. Moore, December 3, 1865]

Description: Transcript of a letter sent to Charles B. Moore from J. C. Barr discussing oil drilling in Jersey County, the health of acquaintances, railroad construction, farming, weather, as well as other family and local news. The third page of the letter is a segment added by Mary A. Barr discussing family life including visiting and gardening.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Abundance and Distribution of Sea Turtles off North Carolina

Description: Report on a study of migration patterns and density of loggerhead, leatherback, and Kemp's ridley sea turtles in order to determine the potential impact of Mobil Oil's plan to drill an exploratory well 45 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, NC.
Date: February 1996
Creator: Keinath, J. A.; Musick, J. A. & Barnard, D. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling

Description: This website is for the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil SpilUnited States. Office of Fossil Energyl and Offshore Drilling, established by President Barack Obama on May 21, 2010. The Commission examined the relevant facts and circumstances concerning the root causes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and developed options to guard against, and mitigate the impact of, any oil spills associated with offshore drilling in the future. This included recommending improvements to federal laws, regulations, and industry practices. The website contains detailed information about each of the commission's meetings, the commission's final reports, and other related resources.
Date: July 25, 2011
Creator: National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

[News Clip: Natural gas]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story.
Date: February 20, 1991, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Spindletop ]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10 P.M.
Date: May 17, 1990
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A HYDROGEN IGNITION MECHANISM FOR EXPLOSIONS IN NUCLEAR FACILITY PIPING SYSTEMS

Description: Hydrogen explosions may occur simultaneously with water hammer accidents in nuclear facilities, and a theoretical mechanism to relate water hammer to hydrogen deflagrations and explosions is presented herein. Hydrogen and oxygen generation due to the radiolysis of water is a recognized hazard in pipe systems used in the nuclear industry, where the accumulation of hydrogen and oxygen at high points in the pipe system is expected, and explosive conditions may occur. Pipe ruptures in nuclear reactor cooling systems were attributed to hydrogen explosions inside pipelines, i.e., Hamaoka, Nuclear Power Station in Japan, and Brunsbuettel in Germany. Prior to these accidents, an ignition source for hydrogen was not clearly demonstrated, but these accidents demonstrated that a mechanism was, in fact, available to initiate combustion and explosion. A new theory to identify an ignition source and explosion cause is presented here, and further research is recommended to fully understand this explosion mechanism.
Date: March 28, 2013
Creator: Leishear, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Davis]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a man charged with theft by false pretense in Dallas, Texas.
Date: June 15, 1962
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections