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
Photo Credit: Robert Cook, Heriot-Watt University