Environmental Effects of Offshore Oil Production: The Buccaneer Gas and Oil Field Study

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468411126
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Series: Marine Science Series , #14
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
  • Pages: 446
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue.- Major Spills.- Tanker Wrecks.- Drilling Accidents.- Other Sources of Oil.- Natural Seeps.- Anthropogenic Sources.- Relative Significance.- Previous Studies in the Gulf of Mexico.- The Buccaneer Gas and Oil Field Study.- Rationale.- Objectives.- The Buccaneer Field.- References.- Hydrocarbons and Sulfur.- Experimental Procedures.- Sampling Design.- Sampling Procedures.- Analytical Procedures.- Results.- Oil and Condensate.- Produced Water.- Other Platform Discharges.- Seawater.- Surficial Sediments.- Sediment Traps.- Platform Fouling Community.- Fish.- Shrimp.- Other Biota.- Lipids.- Discussion.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Biocides.- Biocides Employed.- Assays of Biocides.- Conclusions.- References.- Sedimentology And Geochemistry Of Recent Sediments.- Methods.- Results.- Sedimentology.- Geochemical Results.- Conclusions.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Surficial Sediments And Suspended Particulate Matter.- Methods.- Water Column.- Surficial Sediments.- Results and Discussion.- Suspended Particulates.- Surficial Sediments.- Conclusions.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Total Organic Carbon and Carbon Isotopes of Sediments.- Materials and Methods.- Preliminary Results and Predictive Model.- Results.- Total Organic Carbon.- Stable Carbon Isotopes.- Radiocarbon.- Discussion.- Conclusions.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Distribution and Abundance of Macrobenthic and Meiobenthic Organisms.- Study Area.- Field Methods.- Laboratory Methods.- Data Analysis.- Results.- Abiotic Characteristics of the Study Area.- Macrobenthic Populations and Diversity.- Meiobenthic Communities.- Discussion.- Summary.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Appendices.- Observations on the Effects of Oil Field Structures on Their Biotic Environment: Platform Fouling Community.- Materials and Methods.- Results and Interpretation.- Acknowledgements.- References.- The Effect of Structures on Migratory and Local Marine Birds.- Materials and Methods.- Results.- Spring Quarter.- Summer Quarter.- Fall Quarter.- Winter Quarter.- Interpretation.- Spring Quarter.- Summer Quarter.- Fall Quarter.- Winter Quarter.- Conclusions.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Bacterial Community Composition and Activity.- Materials and Methods.- Results and Discussion.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Effects on Artificial Reef and Demersal Fish and Macrocrustacean Communities.- Investigative Program.- Project Development and Approach.- Sampling Methods.- Sample and Data Analysis.- Environmental Setting and Alterations.- Setting.- Alterations.- Major Ecosystem Components and Effects.- Demersal Fishes and Macrocrustaceans.- Biofouling Community.- Structure Associated Fishes.- Recreational Fisheries.- Biological Systems Overview.- Conclusions and Recommendations.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Acute Toxicity and Aquatic Hazard Associated with Discharged Formation Water.- Methods and Materials.- Results.- Acute Toxicity of Discharged Formation Water.- Potential Aquatic Hazard Associated with Discharged Formation Water.- Discussion.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Environmental Synthesis Using an Ecosystems Model.- Construction of the Buccaneer Field Model.- The Biological Model.- The Hydrodynamics Model.- The Chemistry Model.- Ecosystem Analysis.- Results.- Biological Model.- The Chemical Model.- Discussion.- Community Structure and Function.- Fate of Hydrocarbons.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Currents and Hydrography of the Buccaneer Field and Adjacent Waters.- Methods and Materials.- Hydrographic Measurements.- Total Suspended Solids.- Current Meter Measurements.- Meteorological Measurements.- Wave Measurements.- Results and Discussion.- Hydrography.- Currents.- Total Suspended Solids.- Wind and Waves.- Conclusions.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Hydrodynamic Modeling of Discharges.- Methods.- Pollutants Distributed in the Water Column.- Floating Pollutants.- Settling Particles.- Model Output.- Results and Discussion.- Summary.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Transport and Dispersion of Potential Contaminants.- Methods and Results.- Dissolved and Suspended Materials.- Floating and Surface Film Pollutants.- Sinking Particulate Contaminants.- Resuspended Sediments.- Summary.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Epilogue.- Houston Area Oxidants Study.

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