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Image: Oil Spill Samples
May 14, 2010

Oil Spill Samples

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Platform exploded and sank, causing the largest oil spill yet recorded. Samples from the oil spill were collected by Louisiana USGS scientists Greg Swayze and Charlie Demas and sent for analysis in Menlo Park, CA. These samples will undergo the same liquid chromatograph column and mass spectrometer testing that the Alabama

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Image: Oil Spill Samples Arrive from Louisiana
May 14, 2010

Oil Spill Samples Arrive from Louisiana

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Platform exploded and sank, causing the largest oil spill yet recorded. Samples from the oil spill were collected by Louisiana USGS scientists Greg Swayze and Charlie Demas and sent for analysis in Menlo Park, CA. The Louisiana samples were discovered on several of Louisiana's barrier islands, including Grand Isle, a large

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Image shows a drill rig on a snowy landscape
December 31, 2007

Gas Hydrate Drill Rig at the Mt. Elbert Test Site in Alaska

A drill rig at the Mount Elbert test site in Alaska's North Slope, just west of Prudhoe Bay. USGS joined BP Exploration (Alaska) and the U.S. Department of Energy to drill a test well to study natural gas production from gas hydrate deposits. Read more about the Mt. Elbert project 

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Image shows gas hydrates in marine sediments from a drill core
December 31, 2006

Gas Hydrates in Marine Sediments from the Indian Ocean

This image shows gas hydrates (the white material) in marine sediments from a test well drilled in the Indian Ocean in 2006 during the Indian National Gas Hydrate Program (NGHP) Expedition 01.

The NGHP Expedition 01 was designed to study the gas-hydrate occurrences off the Indian Peninsula and along the Andaman convergent margin with special emphasis on

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Image shows gas hydrates in marine sediments with a ruler along the side to show scale
December 31, 2006

Gas Hydrates in Marine Sediments

This image shows gas hydrates (the white material) in marine sediments from a test well drilled in the Indian Ocean in 2006 during the Indian National Gas Hydrate Program (NGHP) Expedition 01.

The NGHP Expedition 01 was designed to study the gas-hydrate occurrences off the Indian Peninsula and along the Andaman convergent margin with special emphasis on

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Image shows gas hydrates in marine sediments with a ruler alongside to show scale
December 31, 2006

Gas Hydrates in Marine Sediments from the Indian Ocean

This image shows gas hydrates (the white material) in marine sediments from a test well drilled in the Indian Ocean in 2006 during the Indian National Gas Hydrate Program (NGHP) Expedition 01.

The NGHP Expedition 01 was designed to study the gas-hydrate occurrences off the Indian Peninsula and along the Andaman convergent margin with special emphasis on

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Image shows gas hydrates in marine sediments with a red pen for scale
December 31, 2006

Gas Hydrates in Marine Sediments from the Indian Ocean

This image shows gas hydrates (the white material) in marine sediments from a test well drilled in the Indian Ocean in 2006 during the Indian National Gas Hydrate Program (NGHP) Expedition 01.

The NGHP Expedition 01 was designed to study the gas-hydrate occurrences off the Indian Peninsula and along the Andaman convergent margin with special emphasis on

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Image shows gas hydrate samples in blue-gloved hands
December 31, 2002

Gas Hydrates in Marine Sediments off the Oregon Coast

During Ocean Drilling Program Leg 204, nine sites were cored and wireline logged on the Oregon continental margin to determine the distribution and concentration of gas hydrates in an accretionary ridge setting, investigate the mechanisms that transport methane and other gases into the gas hydrate stability zone, and obtain constraints on physical properties of gas

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Image shows a rock cairn on a snowy peak with the sun on the horizon
December 31, 2002

Inukshuk at the Mallik Gas Hydrate Test Site in Canada

This image shows an inukshuk, a stone cairn used by indigenous peoples in northern latitudes, particularly in places like northern Canada. 

This inukshuk is located near the Mallik test site in Canada's Mckenzie Delta. USGS joined the Geological Survey of Canada, JAPEX, and thehe Japanese National Oil Company to drill test wells for natural gas production from gas

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Image shows a drill rig on a snowy landscape with the sun on the horizon
December 31, 2002

Gas Hydrate Drill Rig at the Mallik Test Site in Canada

A drill rig at the Mallik test site in Canada's Mckenzie Delta.  USGS joined the Geological Survey of Canada, JAPEX, and the Japanese National Oil Company to drill test wells for natural gas production from gas hydrate deposits. Read more about the Mallik project 

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April 25, 2019

PGRL Sample Submittal Form ver 2.1 - click image to download

PGRL Sample Submittal Form ver 2.1

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