Wind, Waves, and Weather
Petroleum Extension Service, The University of Texas at Austin, 1984 - Technology & Engineering - 70 pages
Acquaints rig crews with the environment they will encounter offshore; covers basic meteorology and oceanography, effects of the environment on offshore operations, and safety procedures to be followed in severe weather and sea conditions.
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