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Title: Fate of organics from spent drilling fluid discharged into the marine environment. Final report.
Authors: Pierce, Richard H.
Anne, Donald C.
Saksa, Frank I.
Weichert, Bradley A.
Keywords: marine pollution
water pollution
oil drilling
spent drilling fluid
drilling fluid
water quality
sediment sampling
coral reefs
Texas Flower Gardens reefs
Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (Texas)
Issue Date: Jun-1982
Publisher: Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.
Series/Report no.: Mote Technical Report ;
No. 49
Abstract: This report describes a study on the impact of spent drilling fluids from oil rig operations in the vicinity of the Texas Flower Gardens Reef system. Sediment, suspended particles, and water samples were collected near the rig during and after the discharge. Background data was obtained by collecting samples from the Flower Gardens Coral Reef area and from the production rig areas to the north and northeast of the reef. The objective was to determine the fate and effects of these components discharged into the marine environment.
Description: 43 p. pdf. Includes table of contents, bibliographic references, maps and charts.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/838
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