November 2010 Vol. 237 No. 11

Features

Simulation Of An Oil Leaks Path To The Gulf Of Bohai Sea In China

PetroChina Pipeline R&D Center has developed an environmental impact assessment model called the 3F Model for oil and gas pipelines. The name is an abbreviation for Flood-Flow-Forecast (3F). The Flow sub-model, as a part of 3F Model, is used to identify the oil leak paths and evaluate their impact on rivers or seas. The Flow sub-model is based on DEM, and some factors, such as soil absorption and evaporation, are also considered. This article discusses work with the Flow sub-model that found the potential oil leak path spilling into the Gulf of Bohai Sea and identified the pipeline segments which are environmentally sensitive to the gulf. Finally, we put forward some emerge

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