MMS to fund study of currents in GOM off Mexico

The US Minerals Management Service late last month deployed a current meter mooring in Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico as part of a study by the Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Enseñada (CICESE), Baja California, Mexico.MMS is funding that $663,000 study as part of its larger $4.6 million project in US waters to evaluate deepwater currents."Deep currents exceeding 1 knot have been observed in the Gulf of Mexico," MMS representative Mary Boatman told OGJ.Online. "The frequency, duration, and mechanisms controlling these currents are not well understood. Information about these currents is necessary for modeling of potential discharges...

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