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OSRR-554-Mid-Scale Test Tank Research On Using Oil Herding Surfactants To Thicken Oil Slicks In Broken Ice

Project Number
554
Program
Category
Project Initiation Date
03/18/2007
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Ian Buist
Contracting Agency
Minerals Management Service
Description

October 2006 Conduct a series of in situ burn experiments on the scale of 50 m2 with chemical herders and crude oil at the Fire Training Grounds, Prudhoe Bay, AK. The burns would be conducted in a specially prepared pit containing broken sea ice.

Latest progress update

Five full scale research experiments on the efficacy of herders to thicken oil slicks among broken ice at sub-zero temperatures were successfully conducted at the scale of 1000 m2 at Ohmsett The National Oil Spill Response Test Facility from February 13-17, 2006.

From November 2-7, 2006 a series of in situ burn experiments were successfully conducted on the scale of 50 m2 with chemical herders and crude oil at the Fire Training Grounds, Prudhoe Bay, AK. The burns were conducted in a specially prepared pit containing broken sea ice. This is a permitted activity and all necessary permits have been secured. All planned experiments in the test matrix were completed.

MMS has reviewed and accepted the final report. This project is complete.

Status
Completed
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