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Passive Acoustic Technique for Detecting, Locating, and Characterizing Hydrocarbon Leakages

Implementing Organization

University of Mississippi

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$591,061

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program – Grants

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Hydrocarbon Seeps and Chemosynthetic Communities

Project Description

As offshore deepwater oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow and expand, the risk of underwater oil spills resulting from both natural events and human accidents also increases. Real-time monitoring could help provide early detection of spills that is critical for minimizing impact. Existing monitoring techniques have significant limitations and cannot achieve real-time monitoring. This project launches an effort to develop a functional real-time monitoring system that uses acoustic technologies to detect, locate, and characterize undersea hydrocarbon leakages over large areas in a cost-effective manner.

Contact

Zhiqu Lu
None
zhiqulu@olemiss.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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