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Over the years, Bercha Group principals have had numerous published papers. A selected listing is presented here. Abstracts are given, and where possible, the entire paper. Please contact the Bercha Group if you are interested in papers not available here.

 

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Listings: 1997-Present

Listings: 1996 & Earlier

Abstracts: 1997-Present

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Listings: 1997 to Present

14.02 Current Offshore Oil Spill Statistics. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2014). Paper No. ICETECH14-123-RF. Banff, Alberta, Canada, 28-31 July 2014. Abstract
14.01 Arctic EER State of Art. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2014). Paper No. ICETECH14-122-RP (Plenary Presentation). Banff, Alberta, Canada, 28-31 July 2014.
12.04 Arctic Offshore Structure EER Risk Based Standards and Methods of Risk Analysis. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2012). Paper No. ICETECH12-144-RF. Banff, Alberta, Canada, 17-20 September 2012. Abstract
12.03 Alaska OCS Oil Spill Occurrence Probabilities. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2012). Paper No. ICETECH12-142-RF. Banff, Alberta, Canada, 17-20 September 2012. Abstract
12.02 Arctic EER Challenges and Advances. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2012). Paper No. ICETECH12-141-RF (Plenary Presentation). Banff, Alberta, Canada, 17-20 September 2012.
12.01 ARKTOS New Developments. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2012). Paper No. ICETECH12-140-RF. Banff, Alberta, Canada, 17-20 September 2012. Abstract
11.01 ISO 19906 - Implications for Arctic Offshore Escape, Evacuation, and Rescue. Submission for consideration: 21st International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions  (POAC 2011). Montreal, Canada, 11-14 July 2011. Abstract
10.03 Arctic and Northern Offshore Oil Spill Probabilities. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2010). Paper No. ICETECH10-187-RF. Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 20-23 September 2010. Abstract
10.02 Arctic Offshore Escape, Evacuation, and Rescue Standards and Guidelines. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2010). Paper No. ICETECH10-108-RF. Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 20-23 September 2010. Abstract
10.01 Arctic EER Today. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2010). Paper No. ICETECH10-106-RF. Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 20-23 September 2010. Abstract
28.05 ARKTOS Full-Scale Evacuation Tests. Proceedings of the International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2008). Banff, Alberta, Canada, 20-23 July 2008. Abstract
28.04 State of Art of Arctic EER. Proceedings of the International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2008). Banff, Alberta,Canada, 20-23 July 2008. Abstract
28.03 Reliability of Arctic Offshore Structures. Proceedings of the International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2008). Banff, Alberta,Canada, 20-23 July 2008. Abstract
28.02 Transport Canada EER Research and Development Program. Proceedings of the International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2008). Banff, Alberta,Canada, 20-23 July 2008. Abstract
28.01 Prediction of Oil Spill Probabilities in the Alaskan Beaufort and Chukchi Seas OCS. Proceedings of the International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2008). Banff, Alberta,Canada, 20-23 July 2008. Abstract
27.03 Recent Developments in Arctic Escape, Evacuation and Rescue. An overview of recent and emerging advancements in Arctic offshore escape, evacuation and rescue. SeaTechnology. April 2007. pp 31-36. Abstract
27.02 Canadian Arctic Escape, Evacuation, and Rescue Standards. Proceedings of the 17th International Offshore (Ocean) & Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2007), Lisbon, Portugal, 1-6 July 2007. Abstract
27.01 Recent Developments in Arctic EER. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC-07), Dalian, China, 26-30 June 2007. Abstract
26.05 Arctic Escape, Evacuation, and Rescue - Past, Present, and Future. Presented at the International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH-06), Banff, Alberta, Canada, 16-19 July 2006. Abstract
26.04 Probabilistic Prediction of Oil Spill Occurrence Probabilities in the Alaskan OCS. Presented at the International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH-06), Banff, Alberta, Canada, 16-19 July 2006. Abstract
26.03 Development of Canadian Arctic and Open Water EER Standards. Presented at the International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH-06), Banff, Alberta, Canada, 16-19 July 2006. Abstract
26.02 Reliability of Arctic Offshore Installations. Presented at the International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH-06), Banff, Alberta, Canada, 16-19 July 2006. Abstract
26.01 Recent Developments in Arctic EER. Presented at ISOPE 2006, the 16th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference , San Francisco, California, USA, May 28 - June 2, 2006. Abstract
25.03 Reliability (and Risk) of Offshore (Marine) Structures for Arctic Conditions. Presented at the 9th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR), Rome, Italy, 19-23 June 2005. Abstract
25.02 Risk Based Compliance Strategies for Introducing Risk and Performance Standards. Invited Lecture, Canadian Gas Association (CGA) National Operations Conference: Operating Beyond Compliance, Breakout Session #1, Calgary, Canada, 12 April 2005. Abstract
25.01 Improvements in the Fault Tree Approach to Oil Spill Occurrence Estimators for the Beaufort Sea. Invited Lecture, 10th Information Transfer Session (ITS), Minerals Management Service (MMS),  Anchorage, Alaska, 11-13 March 2005. Abstract

24.03

Assessment of the Reliability of Marine Installation Escape, Evacuation, and Rescue Systems and Procedures. Presented at the 14th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), Toulon, France, 23-28 May 2004. Abstract OR Entire Paper

24.02

Reliability Assessment of Arctic EER Systems. Presented at the International Association for Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) 17th International Symposium on Ice, St. Petersburg, Russia, 21-25 June 2004. Abstract OR Entire Paper

24.01

Arctic Offshore Escape, Evacuation, and Rescue. Presented at the International Association for Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) 17th International Symposium on Ice, St. Petersburg, Russia, 21-25 June 2004. Abstract OR Entire Paper

23.03

Human Performance in Arctic Offshore EER. Presented at the 13th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 25-30, 2003. Abstract OR Entire Paper

23.02

Development of Canadian Performance-Based EER Standards. Presented at the 13th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 25-30, 2003. Abstract OR Entire Paper
23.01
Arctic Subsea Pipeline Oil Spill Probabilistic Analysis. Presented at the 13th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 25-30, 2003. Abstract.
22.02
Emergency Evacuation of Installations in Arctic Ice Conditions. Presented at the 16th International Symposium on Ice, Dunedin, New Zealand, December 2-6, 2002. Abstract.
22.01
Ice Pressure Ridge Impacts on Oil Spills in the Alaskan OCS. Presented at the 16th International Symposium on Ice, Dunedin, New Zealand, December 2-6, 2002. Abstract.
21.03
Risk and Risk Impact Assessment of Natural Gas Pipelines in Rural Highway Rights of Way. Presented at 2001 Annual Conference of the Transportation Association of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, September 16-19, 2001. Abstract.
21.02
Arctic Offshore EER Systems. Presented at POAC'01, Ottawa, Canada, 2001. Abstract.
21.02(b)
Emergency Evacuation from Ships and Structures and Survivability in Ice-Covered Waters: Current Status and Development. Presented at POAC'01, Ottawa, Canada, 2001. Abstract.
20.04
Special Problems in Pipeline Risk Assessment. Presented at International Pipeline Conference 2000, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 1-5, 2000. Abstract.
20.03
Risk Assessment of Marine Evacuation Systems for Arctic Conditions. Presented at ICETECH -2000, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 2000. Abstract.
20.02
Influence of Northumberland Strait Crossing on Ice Mechanics . Presented at ICETECH -2000, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 2000. Abstract.
20.01
Escape, Evacuation and Rescue Modeling for Frontier Offshore Installations. Presented at the 2000 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, May 1-4, 2000. Abstract.
99.01
Escape, Evacuation and Rescue Modeling for the Arctic Offshore . Presented at RAO'99 Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 1999. Abstract.
97.01
Implementation of Risk Based Land Use Guidelines in Santa Barbara County. Presented at MIACC PPR Conference, 1997. Abstract.
97.02
Large Arctic Offshore Project Risk Analysis. Presented at RAO Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 1997. Abstract.

 

Papers from 1996 and earlier are listed on another page.

 

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