The recent TechSurge: Advancing Oil Spill Research brought together the GoMRI and Marine Technology Society (MTS) communities to share research results and discuss how they might work together to better prepare for future oil spills.
As part of ongoing research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from WHOI will team up with a group of high school students in Florida to collect remnants of oil from Gulf Coast beaches this week.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates one of its own, Christopher Reddy, on his selection for 2014 Clair C. Patterson Award.
Scientists used a novel fingerprinting technique to identify the source of oil sheens that appeared in late 2012 near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Chemical analysis shows that source is oil pockets trapped in wreckage of sunken rig
Oil and water don’t mix, right? For the most part, that’s true. Oil is made up of many compounds, the majority of which are not water soluble or “non-polar” in scientific terms. When oil enters water, such as from a spill, most of it gathers together in balls or sheets.
Scientists studying the chemical composition of weathered oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill published their recent findings.
To combat last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, nearly 800,000 gallons of chemical dispersant were injected directly into the oil and gas flow coming out of the wellhead nearly one mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico.