Weathering of Petroleum and Dispersant Components in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2012

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Microbial Communities

Project Description

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) drilling rig released an unprecedented amount of crude oil and natural gas into the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Numerous studies have subsequently examined the fate and transport of the oil, natural gas and dispersants in the aftermath of the spill (e.g. 1-8). Oil entered the water column from the seafloor and settled into a neutrally-buoyant plume (1) or transited to the surface. As well as affecting surface water and coastal environments, the oil impacted deep-water ecosystems and sediments (8).

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Haverford College, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Project ID: 261
Project Name: Weathering of Petroleum and Dispersant Components in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
SourceUID: 229
Latitude: 41.52410648
Longitude: -70.67129948
Country: United States of America
State or Province: MA, PA
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Elizabeth B. Kujawinski
Point of Contact – Phone: ekujawinski@whoi.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 508-289-3493
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Haverford College, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=229
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 1053160
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 1053160
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 10
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB