151 - Fingerprinting weathered oil and tarballs on the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida after the Deepwater Horizon accident
Alexei V Milkov, Alexei.Milkov@bp.com, Changrui Gong, Peter D Carragher, David Grass, Mike Sullivan, Tomieka Searcy, Leon Dzou, Pierre-Andre Depret. BP Americas, Houston, TX 77079, United States
Samples of weathered oil sheens, slicks and tarballs were collected from the sea surface and along the coastlines in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida from May 11th to October 14th, 2010 following the Deepwater Horizon accident. Geochemical fingerprinting was used to identify if the collected samples were related to the MC 252 oil release or oil from other sources. The presentation will discuss our interpretation of the samples and trends we see in samples taken at the beginning, middle, and end of the study period.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 09:00 AM
Fate of Petroleum in the Marine Environment: Lessons Learned Two Years after the Deepwater Horizon Incident (09:00 AM - 12:10 PM)
Location: San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina