The State-of-the-Art Unraveling of the Biotic and Abiotic Chemical Evolution of Macondo Oil: 2010-2018


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum

Project Description

Once released into the environment, petroleum undergoes physical processes that modify its native composition and chemical processes. Efforts documenting these weathering trends for Macondo well oil (MWO) from approximately 10 months post-spill to the present demonstrate that a pool of persistent oxidized petroleum-derived material increased with increasing weathering of MWO in the environment. However, not much is yet known about the molecular structure of the oxygenated transformation products, its environmental fate, or potential effects, as these oxidized products lie largely outside the conventional gas chromatography analytical window. This project will apply new techniques to understand how these weathering processes occur, quantify rate(s) of oxygenated oil weathering product formation and degradation, and characterize toxicological effects.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Project ID: 514
Project Name: The State-of-the-Art Unraveling of the Biotic and Abiotic Chemical Evolution of Macondo Oil: 2010-2018
SourceUID: 290
Latitude: 30.424709
Longitude: -84.320915
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, MA, ME
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Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
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Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Ryan P. Rodgers
Point of Contact – Phone: rodgers@magnet.fsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=290
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Landowner: None
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Purpose: None
Public Access: None
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Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
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Land Restoration Acreage: 0
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Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 1943780
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 1943780
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: P