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Concentration of hydrocarbons in sea water and bottom sediments of Georgian shelf (Rv. Inguri to Rv. Chorokhi)

Data holding centreScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
CountryGeorgia  Georgia
Time period2000
Geographical area

Georgian shelf of Black Sea (from Inguri river mouth to Chorokhi river mouth and down to 1500 m isobaths range).


Concentration of other hydrocarbons in the water column; Concentration of aliphatic hydrocarbons in sediment samples


Sediment grabs; atomic absorption spectrometers; spectrophotometers


In October 2000, a baseline environmental survey was conducted within Anadarkos lease area Blocks II B and II C in the eastern Black Sea off the coast of the Republic of Georgia. The survey area extended in an east-west direction from the Georgia shoreline to about 30 nmi offshore and in a north-south direction from the southern border with Turkey north to the force major line bordering the contested area offshore of the Abkhazia region. The primary purpose of the survey was to develop baseline environmental information to support an Environmental Impact Assessment for a planned exploratory drilling program. These data included hydrographic profiles of the water column, chemical and biological analyses of water samples, and chemical and biological analyses of sediment samples. Collected sediment and water samples were analyzed on the board; part of them was sent to Tbilisi and tested in the chemical laboratory of scientific research firm Gamma. The whole task including field works 2 weeks, laboratory activities and presentation took 2 months. Receiving data are treated by GIS program and the maps of distribution of chemical elements are created.

OriginatorsScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
OrganisationScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
ContactMr.Vakhtang Gvakharia (President of Scientific Research Firm GAMMA)

Scientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
17A , Guramishvili av. 0192, Tbilisi, Georgia


Telephone(995) 899 50 44 933; (995 32) 33 02 74
Facsimile(995 32) 33 02 74
Collating centreIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
Local identifier39014010
Global identifier1916
Last revised2009-02-01