Ongoing Environmental Studies - Fates and Effects - All Regions

Fates and Effects Studies to evaluate the physical-chemical and biological processes that affect the impacts of oil and gas drilling and production discharges, spilled oil, and oil dispersants on biological communities.

Study Name Study Number

Physical and Chemical Analyses of Crude and Refined Oils:  Laboratory and Mesoscale Oil Weathering

AK-14-02

Fate and Persistence of Oil Spill Response Chemicals in Arctic Seawater

AK-13-03-13

Biodegradation and Transport of Crude Oil in Sand and Gravel Beaches of Arctic Alaska

AK-13-03-10

Crude Oil Infiltration and Movement in First-year Sea Ice: Impacts on Ice-associated Biota and Physical Constraints

AK-13-03-06

Distribution and Abundance of Select Trace Metals in Chukchi and Beaufort Sea Ice

AK-13-03-04

Evaluating Chukchi Sea Trace Metals and Hydrocarbons Sourced from Nearby Coastal Rivers

AK-08-12-12

Updates to the Fault Tree for Oil-Spill Occurrence Estimators Needed Under the Forthcoming BOEM 2012-2017, 5-Year Program

AK-11-01

ANIMIDA III:  Boulder Patch and Other Kelp Communities in the Development Area

AK-11-14a

ANIMIDA III: Contaminants, Sources, and Bioaccumulation (contract)

AK-11-14b

Characterization & Potential Impacts of Noise Producing Construction & Operations Activities on the OCS (Part II)

AT-10-x13

Oil/Disbursed Oil-Sediment Interactions in Deepwater Environments and Impacts of Dispersants on the Environmental Fate of Persistent Oil Components

GM-11-13

Remote Sensing Assessment of Surface Oil Transport and Fate During Spills in the Gulf of Mexico

GM-12-02

State Sponsored Oil Spill Research Relevant to the Regulation of Offshore Oil and Gas Development

GM-14-03-04
Best Practices for Physical Process and Impact Assessment in Support of Beach Nourishment and Coastal Restoration Activities NT-10-x31

Sub-Seabed Geologic Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Best Management Practices

NT-10-x32

Underwater Hearing Sensitivity in the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea): Assessing the Potential Effect of Anthropogenic Noise

NT-10-x33

Using Dredge Plant Operational Data to Measure Cumulative Use and Cumulative Impacts

NT-14-x11

Understanding the Role of Offshore Structures in Managing Potential Watersipora subtorquata Invasions

PC-13-04

Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies on the Coastal and Marine Environment in the Pacific OCS Region

PC-14-05

Assessing the Impact of Oil Spills Using Three-Dimensional Oil Spill Modeling

PC-16-03

Net Environmental Benefit Analysis of Pacific Platform Decommissioning Scenarios

PC-16-x07
Pacific Regional Investigation Survey and Monitoring (PRISM) PC-17-05