Summary of Progress on Major Research Issues: Deep-Sea Oil Spills
Deepwater oil and gas, Ixtoc 1, Deepwater Horizon, Oil spill research, Mitigation measures, Science priorities
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How much has research on ultra-deep-sea (>1500 m) oil and gas blowout behavior progressed since the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) accident, and what additional key questions remain to be resolved? In this chapter, we summarize at a high level: (1) the state of knowledge of deep blowout behavior and mitigation prior to DWH, (2) essential information that has come to light in the 9+ years since DWH, and (3) important unresolved questions and additional key research bearing on the prevention of similar marine disasters, mitigation of their effects, and understanding their impacts.
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Summary of Progress on Major Research Issues: Deep-Sea Oil Spills, in S. A. Murawski, C. H. Ainsworth, S. Gilbert, D. J. Hollander, C. B. Paris, M. Schlüter & D. L. Wetzel (Eds.), Deep Oil Spills: Facts, Fate, and Effects, Springer, p. 584-594
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Murawski, Steven A.; Ainsworth, Cameron H.; Gilbert, Sherryl; Hollander, David J.; Paris, Claire B.; Schlüter, Michael; and Wetzel, Dana L., "Summary of Progress on Major Research Issues: Deep-Sea Oil Spills" (2020). Marine Science Faculty Publications. 2148.