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|Main Title||Environmental Assessment of Buccaneer Gas and Oil Field in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico, 1975-1980. Volume V. Hydrocarbons, Biocides and Sulfur.|
|Author||Middleditch, B. S. ;|
|CORP Author||National Marine Fisheries Service, Galveston, TX. Galveston Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Report Number||NOAA-TM-NMFS-SEFC-51; NOAA-81020201;|
|Additional Subjects||Crude oil ; Natural gas ; Ecology ; Water pollution ; Mexico Gulf ; Assessments ; Hydrocarbons ; Biocides ; Sulfur ; Concentration(Composition) ; Algae ; Plankton ; Invertebrates ; Vertebrates ; Sediments ; Offshore drilling ; Monitoring ; Environmental impacts ; Food chains ; Texas ; Oil spills ; Buccaneer gas and oil field|
This report describes studies of the hydrocarbons, biocides, sulfur, and related substances discharged from structures in the Buccaneer Gas and Oil Field, their distribution and fates in the surrounding environment, and the assessment of their ecological effects. More than 120 substances have been identified in produced water discharges from the production platforms, however the major pool of contaminants in the region of the Buccaneer Field is in the surficial sediments. They contain concentrations as high as 50 ppm of 'fresh' petroleum alkanes, and concentration gradients are clearly seen.