This project determined how subsea conditions of pressure, pressure drop, temperature, solution gas-oil ratio (GOR), dispersant-to-oil ratio (DOR), sediment, and hydrates affect the effectiveness of dispersants. Specifically, the project investigated:
-The impact ambient water pressure and the pressure drop expected at a blowout have on oil-dispersant mixes;
-The effect temperature differentials between oil, dispersant, and surrounding seawater have on oil-dispersant mixes;
-The effects sediments have on oil-dispersant mixes; and
-The relationship between dispersant activity and hydrate formation.