Environmental Effects of Offshore Oil Production

The Buccaneer Gas and Oil Field Study

  • Brian S. Middleditch

Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Brian S. Middleditch, Benny J. Gallaway
    Pages 1-14
  3. Brian S. Middleditch
    Pages 15-54
  4. Brian S. Middleditch
    Pages 55-57
  5. John B. Anderson, Richard B. Wheeler, Rudolph R. Schwarzer
    Pages 59-67
  6. James M. Brooks, Denis A. Wiesenburg, Claude R. Schwab, Ernie L. Estes, Robert F. Shokes
    Pages 69-115
  7. Donald E. Harper Jr., Deborah L. Potts, Robert R. Salzer, Robert J. Case, Rebecca L. Jaschek, Constance M. Walker
    Pages 133-177
  8. Ronald K. Sizemore, Chi-Hsin Hsu, Kurt D. Olsen
    Pages 223-235
  9. Benny J. Gallaway, Larry R. Martin, Randall L. Howard, Gregory S. Boland, George D. Dennis
    Pages 237-299
  10. Kenneth W. Fucik, Ivan T. Show
    Pages 329-353
  11. Larry J. Danek, Michael S. Tomlinson
    Pages 355-385
  12. Gerald W. Smedes, Richard P. Herbst, Jack Calman
    Pages 387-402
  13. Reed S. Armstrong
    Pages 403-420
  14. Brian S. Middleditch
    Pages 421-432
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 433-446

About this book


The Buccaneer Gas and Oil Field Study has been the most comprehensive research project to date concerned with assessing the ecological effects of offshore production activities. It took nearly five years to complete and involved almost 30 individual research groups. All of the raw data have been archived with NOAA's Environmental Data and Information Services, and detailed technical reports have been deposited with the National Technical Information Service so the interested investigator should be able to gain access to them. However, we felt that it would be desirable to present a distillation of our more significant findings in a form that was more readily available to the scientific and lay community. Thus, we conducted a symposium. on the study during EXPOCHEM '80 at the Astrohall, Houston, Texas during October, 1980. This volume comprises the proceedings of that symposium. All but two of the papers presented are included in this book. Manuscripts were not received from Dr. D. A. Wiesenburg (Texas A&M University: Volatile Hydrocarbons) or Dr. J. Tillery (Southwest Research Institute: Trace Metals), but these topics are adequately covered by other authors. An introductory chapter was added to place the study in its proper perspective and to provide some background material on the Buccaneer Field, a brief chapter on biocides was inserted since this topic generated much dis­ cussion at the symposium, and a bibliography is provided to direct the interested reader to sources of additional published infor­ mation on the Study.


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  • Brian S. Middleditch
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HoustonHoustonUSA

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