Research / Research

TAP-287-Fate and Behavior of Deepwater Subsea Oil Well Blowouts in the Gulf of Mexico

Project Number
287
Program
Category
Project Initiation Date
09/29/1997
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Dr. Ken Trudel
Contracting Agency
Minerals Management Service
Description

To analyze the behavior of oil spilled during a deep water blowout. The study will focus on three questions: What properties and behavior are expected of the oil on the surface, such as slick thickness, area, and dispersibility?;
what cleanup measures, if any, are available and appropriate to deal with the spill?; and
are there any major differences in oil spill behavior and countermeasures between a blowout.

Latest progress update

Completed

Status
Completed
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