UM Researchers Working on Acoustic Detection for Undersea Oil Leaks

Grant totaling $591,000 awarded to Zhiqu Lu, Likun Zhang and Lei Cao

Zhiqu Lu, senior research scientist at the UM National Center for Physical Acoustics, is leading a team working to develop technology to detect leaks in offshore deep-water oil and gas lines and production equipment. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

(The following Ole Miss News article also appeared in USA Today and the Clarion-Ledger on Dec. 27.)

OXFORD, Miss. – Snaking beneath the waters of the Gulf of Mexico are thousands of miles of pipelines carrying oil and natural gas from offshore wells. They carry the fuel that keeps the American economy rolling, with Gulf production accounting for 17 percent of total U.S. crude oil production and 5 percent of total U.S. … Continue reading