Chapter 18. Fouling and Antifouling in Oil and Other Offshore Industries

  1. Simone Dürr3 and
  2. Jeremy C. Thomason4
  1. Henry M. Page1,
  2. Jenifer E. Dugan1 and
  3. Fred Piltz2

Published Online: 29 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch18



How to Cite

Page, H. M., Dugan, J. E. and Piltz, F. (2009) Fouling and Antifouling in Oil and Other Offshore Industries, in Biofouling (eds S. Dürr and J. C. Thomason), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK

  2. 4

    School of Biology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA

  2. 2

    Minerals Management Service, Pacific OCS Region 770, Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo, California 99010, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169264

Online ISBN: 9781444315462



  • fouling and antifouling in oil and other offshore industries;
  • minerals management service (MMS) - agency responsible for managing offshore energy resources;
  • biofouling assemblage;
  • vertical zonation;
  • intertidal and subtidal portions of platform structure - colonised by marine organisms;
  • exotic species - dominant members of fouling assemblage;
  • application of antifouling covering to platform surface - method of controlling marine fouling;
  • marine growth preventor (MGP);
  • approaches used to accommodate biofouling - designing platforms with thicker steel, manual cleaning, antifouling coverings and MPGs


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Biofouling Assemblage

  • Fouling Assemblage Development

  • Ecological Effects of the Fouling Assemblage

  • Novel and Exotic Species

  • Economic Value of the Biofouling Assemblage

  • Management of Biofouling and Economic Impacts

  • Conclusions

  • References