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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response Viability Analysis

Project Number
1077
Program
Progress Date
06/06/2019
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Sierra Fletcher
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$254,273.00
Estimated Completion Date
06/06/2019
Description

The objective of this project is to conduct an oil spill response viability analysis for the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Gulf of Mexico (GOM).  This analysis will quantify the frequency and duration that a specific oil spill response strategy may not be feasible or ‘unduly’ impacted such that response effectiveness is judged to be degraded due to metocean conditions.  Conditions to be considered in the analysis include wind, sea state, salinity,  and visibility using available hindcast environmental data.  Response strategy options including mechanical recovery, in situ burn, and the surface applications of dispersants will be included in the analysis.

Latest progress update

The project was initiated September 2016 with a planned peer review. Interim final report delivered Oct 2017. Peer review completed September 2018. Project completed and final report received February 12, 2019.

Status
Completed
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2019.
Peer Review Status
N/A