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Far-Field Monitoring

The objective of the study was to determine whether discharged drill cutting impact benthos beyond 1000m from the platform or well, and to estimate the time it takes for benthic recovery to take place.  The basis for these analyses was the UKBenthos database.

Recommendations for monitoring impacts of drill cuttings were provided in a report to Oil and Gas UK (June 2014) on a regional basis.

Timescale Funding Body Project Team
June 2013 to June 2014 Oil and Gas UK

Dr. Lea-Anne Henry

Prof. Murray Roberts

Dr. Dan Harries

Dr. Paul Kingston 

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Photo Credit: Robert Cook, Heriot-Watt University