Dec 12, 2014Open AccessArticle
Weathering of biomarkers is a physical, geochemical and biological process
that alters the oil components. Whether in petroleum geochemistry or
environmental impact studies, knowledge of mechanisms, residence times and
chemical intermediates is essential to describe the scientific and technical
bases of oil deterioration. This report attempts to review the concepts of oil
weathering and its biomarkers specifically, in order to inform studies related
to the impact of spills in marine environments...