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Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

From the shoreline to the deep ocean, tackling issues from pure ecology
and physiology to aquaculture, marine spatial planning and conservation.

Steve Grigson

Steve Grigson

Dr Steve Grigson is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Life Sciences. His research interests include the nature, fate and environmental impact of produced water and drill cuttings discharges from offshore oil and gas platforms and the behaviour and source identification of oil spills. His research has included the production of models for comparing oil fingerprints from oil pollution samples to those of potential sources, the emulsification behaviour of oil slicks and the characterisation, measurement, biodegradation and toxicity of oilfield chemical residues in produced water discharges.

Publications (selected)

Bassey DE, Grigson SJW (2011) Degradation of benzyldimethyl hexadecylammonium chloride by Bacillus niabensis and Thalassospira sp. isolated from marine sediments, Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 93:1, 44-56

Bassey DE, Grigson SJW, Mitchell WJ (2009) Degradation of Benzyldimethyl Hexadecylammonium Chloride (BDHAC) Used in Oilfield Chemical Formulations. In: Proceedings of the 2009 SPE Americas E&P Environmental & Safety Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, USA, 23 – 25 March 2009.

Grigson S, Cheong C, Way E (2006) Studies of produced water toxicity using luminescent marine bacteria. Environmental Toxicology, Eds A.G. Kungolos, C.A. Brebbia and V. Popov, WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health, Vol 10, 2006, pp 111-121. WIT Press, Southampton, England. ISBN: 1-84564-045-4 ISSN: 1747-4485

Grigson S, Gagliardi S (2004) Validation of the CHARM model through field sample analysis. In: Proceedings of the 2nd NEL Produced Water Workshop, Aberdeen, Scotland, 21-22 April 2004.

Grigson S, Gagliardi S (2003) Measurement of the concentrations of oilfield chemical residues in produced water discharges – a comparison to CHARM predictions. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Oil Field Chemical Symposium, Geilo, Norway, March 23-26, 2003.

Grigson SJW, Wilkinson A, Johnson P, Moffat CF, McIntosh AD (2000) Measurement of Oilfield Chemical Residues in Produced Water Discharges and Marine Sediments. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 14, 23 pp. 2210-2219.

Henderson SB, Grigson SJW, Johnson P, Roddie BD (1999) Potential Impact of Production chemicals on the toxicity of Produced Water Discharges from North Sea Oil Platforms. Marine Pollution Bulletin 38, 12 pp.1141-1151.

Grigson SJW, Baron GR (1997) The European Crude Oil Identification System for Identifying the Sources of Oil Spills in the Marine Environment. In: EEZ Technology. IGC Publishing Limited.

Sinclair JW, Grigson SJW (1996) Oil Spill Fingerprinting - The Practical Benefits for the Operator. In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, 9-12 June 1996, New Orleans, Louisiana. pp 811-819.

Grigson S (1994) The Environmental Impact of the Offshore Oil Industry. Scottish Envirotec 2 (3) pp 36-37.

Grigson SJW, Baron GR (1993) The European Approach to the Source Identification of Oil Spills: A study of its Specificity and Reliability. In: Proceedings of the 1993 International Oil Spill Conference, Tampa, Florida, pp 876-879.

Walker M, Mcdonagh M, Albone D, Grigson S, Wilkinson A, Baron G (1993) A Comparison of Observed and Predicted Changes to Oil after a Spill. In: Proceedings of the 1993 International Oil Spill Conference, Tampa, Florida, pp 389-393.

Grigson SJW (1991) Who Spilled the Oil? The Forensic Approach. In: Proceedings of the Offshore Industry and the Environment, an IBC Conference held in London, 30 September - 1 October 1991.

Grigson SJW, Scotland WR,Soutar I (1985) Some Aspects of Oil Spillage Characterisation. Anal Proc 22, pp 266-268.

Grigson SJW, Matheson I (1984) The Role of C-GC-MS in the Environmental Monitoring of North Sea Oil Operations. In: Proceedings of the 14th Meeting of the British Mass Spectrometry Society, 18 - 21 September 1984, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, pp 183-189.


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