NEAR SHORE: Seafloor covered in 5mm of “sedimented oil” just 23 miles from Gulfport, MS (PHOTO)

Focusing in on oil, University of Georgia Gulf Oil Blog by Samantha Joye, September 6, 2010:


Photo: Samantha Joye

We’ve spent a lot of time in the Southwest quadrant over the past two weeks searching for oil and gas.  We’ve seen mostly weak signals.  The sediments at the sites we visited during that time were oxidized and did not contain a lot of gas or oil.

Until we sampled at a site about 20 miles offshore from Mississippi [north of the wellhead], we did not see oil along the seafloor.

Read the full blog post here.

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