Project Page

Elementally Resolved Chemistry of the Evolution of the Oil Spill

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$149,999

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

With the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon Rig on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, a huge oil spill started that lasted till August 15, 2010. Some 4.4 million barrels (185 million gallons) of crude oil gushed out of the Macondo 252 well. A small fraction of the oil was collected from the riser pipe while the rest flowed onto the sea bottom. Burning of the crude oil collected by booms and the excess oil that cannot be processed otherwise was another technique used to mitigate the disaster.

Contact

Richard Kurtz
225-578-4029
rlkurtz@lsu.edu
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

+ View Raw Data