Scenarios and Responses to Future Deep Oil Spills

Fighting the Next War

  • Steven A.  Murawski
  • Cameron H. Ainsworth
  • Sherryl Gilbert
  • David J. Hollander
  • Claire B.  Paris
  • Michael Schlüter
  • Dana L. Wetzel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-3
    2. Steven A. Murawski, Cameron H. Ainsworth, Sherryl Gilbert, David J. Hollander, Claire B. Paris, Michael Schlüter et al.
      Pages 4-15
    3. Steven A. Murawski, David J. Hollander, Sherryl Gilbert, Adolfo Gracia
      Pages 16-32
    4. Edward B. Overton, Dana L. Wetzel, Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, Puspa L. Adhikari
      Pages 33-56
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 58-59
    2. Gregg R. Brooks, Rebekka A. Larson, Patrick T. Schwing, Arne R. Diercks, Maickel Armenteros, Misael Diaz-Asencio et al.
      Pages 75-95
    3. Patrick T. Schwing, Paul A. Montagna, Maria Luisa Machain-Castillo, Elva Escobar-Briones, Melissa Rohal
      Pages 96-108
    4. Paul A. Montagna, Jeffrey G. Baguley, Michael G. Reuscher, Gilbert T. Rowe, Terry L. Wade
      Pages 109-131
    5. Ian R. MacDonald, Adriana Gaytan-Caballero, Elva Escobar-Briones
      Pages 132-146
    6. Maickel Armenteros, Patrick T. Schwing, Rebekka A. Larson, Misael Díaz-Asencio, Adrian Martínez-Suárez, Raúl Fernández-Garcés et al.
      Pages 147-159
    7. Jeffrey P. Chanton, Aprami Jaggi, Jagoš R. Radović, Brad E. Rosenheim, Brett D. Walker, Stephen R. Larter et al.
      Pages 160-181
    8. Joel E. Kostka, Will A. Overholt, Luis M. Rodriguez-R, Markus Huettel, Kostas Konstantinidis
      Pages 182-202
    9. William F. Patterson III, Jeffery P. Chanton, David J. Hollander, Ethan A. Goddard, Beverly K. Barnett, Joseph H. Tarnecki
      Pages 219-238
    10. Carys L. Mitchelmore, Robert J. Griffitt, Gina M. Coelho, Dana L. Wetzel
      Pages 239-252
    11. Erin L. Pulster, Adolfo Gracia, Susan M. Snyder, Isabel C. Romero, Brigid Carr, Gerardo Toro-Farmer et al.
      Pages 253-271
    12. Sandy Raimondo, Jill A. Awkerman, Susan Yee, Mace G. Barron
      Pages 272-284
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 286-287
    2. Edwin M. Foekema, Justine S. van Eenennaam, David J. Hollander, Alette M. Langenhoff, Thomas B. P. Oldenburg, Jagoš R. Radović et al.
      Pages 288-299
    3. Claire B. Paris, Ana C. Vaz, Igal Berenshtein, Natalie Perlin, Robin Faillettaz, Zachary M. Aman et al.
      Pages 315-336
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 338-339
    2. Igal Berenshtein, Natalie Perlin, Cameron H. Ainsworth, Joel G. Ortega-Ortiz, Ana C. Vaz, Claire B. Paris
      Pages 340-354
    3. Albertinka J. Murk, David J. Hollander, Shuangling Chen, Chuanmin Hu, Yongxue Liu, Sophie M. Vonk et al.
      Pages 355-368
    4. Claire B. Paris, Steven A. Murawski, Maria Josefina Olascoaga, Ana C. Vaz, Igal Berenshtein, Philippe Miron et al.
      Pages 369-389
    5. Igal Berenshtein, Natalie Perlin, Steven A. Murawski, Samatha B. Joye, Claire B. Paris
      Pages 390-402
    6. Emily Chancellor, Steven A. Murawski, Claire B. Paris, Larry Perruso, Natalie Perlin
      Pages 443-466
  6. Part V

  7. Paul A. Montagna, Jeffrey G. Baguley, Michael G. Reuscher, Gilbert T. Rowe, Terry L. Wade
    Pages C1-C1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 531-542

About this book


It has often been said that generals prepare for the next war by re-fighting the last.  The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill was unlike any previous – an underwater well blowout 1,500 meters deep.  Much has been learned in the wake of DWH and these lessons should in turn be applied to both similar oil spill scenarios and those arising from “frontier” explorations by the marine oil industry.  The next deep oil well blowout may be at 3,000 meters or even deeper.  This volume summarizes regional (Gulf of Mexico) and global megatrends in marine oil exploration and production.  Research in a number of key areas including the behavior of oil and gas under extreme pressure, impacts on biological resources of the deep sea, and the fate of oil and gas released in spills is synthesized.  A number of deep oil spills are simulated with detailed computer models, and the likely effects of the spills and potential mitigation measures used to combat them are compared.  Recommended changes in policies governing marine oil exploration and development are proposed, as well as additional research to close critical and emerging knowledge gaps.  This volume synthesizes state-of-the-art research in deep oil spill behavior and response.   It is thus relevant for government and industry oil spill responders, policy formulators and implementers, and academics and students desiring an in-depth and balanced overview of key issues and uncertainties surrounding the quest for deep oil and potential impacts on the environment.


oil spills marine biology underwater spills deep spills impact modeling oceanography dispersant Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven A.  Murawski
    • 1
  • Cameron H. Ainsworth
    • 2
  • Sherryl Gilbert
    • 3
  • David J. Hollander
    • 4
  • Claire B.  Paris
    • 5
  • Michael Schlüter
    • 6
  • Dana L. Wetzel
    • 7
  1. 1.College of Marine ScienceUniversity of South FloridaSt. PetersburgUSA
  2. 2.College of Marine ScienceUniversity of South FloridaSt. PetersburgUSA
  3. 3.College of Marine ScienceUniversity of South FloridaSt. PetersburgUSA
  4. 4.College of Marine ScienceUniversity of South FloridaSt. PetersburgUSA
  5. 5.Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric ScienceUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA
  6. 6.Hamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany
  7. 7.Mote Marine LaboratorySarasotaUSA

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