offshore oil spill News

  • Mexico says oil spill avoided after deadly offshore blaze

    A huge blaze twisted and blackened an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the state-run Pemex oil company said it managed to avert any significant oil spill. At least four workers died and two suffered life-threatening injuries in an explosion that engulfed the platform in flamesWednesday, forcing 300 people to abandon the facility. ...


    By Associated Press

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    Slick Sleuth™ Oil Spill Detection & Alarm Systems are used for immediate detection, early warning alert, containment and prevention of accidental spills – averting environmental damage, costly cleanup, and possible fines or regulatory penalties. The optical sensor detects small amounts of oil and can be configured to automatically shut off pumps or valves, activate alarms and personnel ...


    By InterOcean Systems LLC

  • Offshore Oil Drilling Stopped in Belize

    Yesterday, Belize's Supreme Court declared offshore drilling contracts issued by the Government of Belize (in 2004 and 2007) null and void, providing a dramatic and potentially definitive setback to The Government of Belize and the petroleum prospecting companies issued the contracts. The ruling, handed down by Justice Oswell Legall, was in response to a ...


    By Oceana

  • MOEX offshore agrees to $90 million partial settlement of liability in deepwater horizon oil spill

    MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC has agreed to settle its liability in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in a settlement with the United States valued at $90 million, announced the Department of Justice, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today. Approximately $45 million of the $90 million settlement is going directly to the Gulf in the form of penalties or expedited ...

  • Major Investors Urge Oil Spill Commission to Seek SEC-Required Disclosure of Offshore Drilling Risks

    WASHINGTON D.C. - December 14, 2010 - The Securities and Exchange Commission should play a critical role in requiring oil companies to boost their public disclosure of material financial risks they face from offshore oil drilling projects. To that end, a group of leading U.S. investors has asked the national commission investigating the Gulf of ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Richard Lazarus named as executive director of national commission on the BP deepwater horizon oil spill and offshore drilling

    The co-chairs of the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling have selected a highly regarded Georgetown University law professor to serve as the commission"s executive director. Richard Lazarus, the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law at Georgetown, will lead the staff of the commission and work at the direction of co-chairs - ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • BP outlines plan for controlling oil spill

    BP, the party responsible for the cleanup of oil spilling as a result of the sinking of the semisubmersible drilling platform Deepwater Horizon last week, on Sunday outlined a spill response plan that includes drilling relief wells and permanent capping of the well from which the sunken rig was extracting oil. The Deepwater Horizon sank two days after an explosion and fire at 10 p.m. last ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Court: Chemical Safety Board can investigate offshore spills

    In a case with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal appeals court has again found that the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has the authority to investigate the causes of offshore oil spills. The board has been looking into the catastrophic blowout of a BP PLC well five years ago in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the nation's worst offshore oil spill. The ruling - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Thailand resort beach blackened by oil spill

    Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday. Tourists on Samet island were warned to stay away from the beach marred by inky globs as hundreds of workers in white jumpsuits labored to scrape the sand clean and remove the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bush removes executive ban on offshore oil drilling

    President George W. Bush has removed the executive ban on offshore exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf, the OCS, that has stood since his father was in the Oval Office. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, the president blamed the Democratically-controlled Congress for rising gasoline prices that averaged more than US$4.07 a gallon at the 4th of July holiday weekend. That is 13 cents ...

  • The gulf of Mexico oil spill: an accident waiting to happen

    The oil slick spreading across the Gulf of Mexico has shattered the notion that offshore drilling had become safe. A close look at the accident shows that lax federal oversight, complacency by BP and the other companies involved, and the complexities of drilling a mile deep all combined to create the perfect environmental ...

  • Argentina strives to clean mystery oil spill in Patagonia

    An enormous oil spill of unknown origin has washed ashore in Argentine Patagonia north of Comodoro Rivadavia, fouling beaches and threatening the area's marine life, according to reports released in Buenos Aires by Chubut Environment Minister Monica Raimundo. Comodoro Rivadavia is at the heart of one of Argentina's main oil producing areas in Chubut province.  The four kilometer diameter oil ...

  • The gulf of Mexico oil spill: an accident waiting to happen

    It"s hard to believe now, as oil from the wrecked Deepwater Horizon well encroaches on the Louisiana marshes. But it was only six weeks ago that President Obama announced a major push to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. Obama"s commitment to lift a moratorium on offshore drilling reflected the widely-held belief that offshore oil operations, once perceived as dirty and dangerous, were now so ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EVTN Files Patents for Oil Spill Recovery Technology

    FORTLAUDERDALE, Fla. - Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) today announced that the Company recently filed three patents related to oil spill recovery, more specifically its unique Submersible Voraxial® Separator.  The Submersible Voraxial® Separator will be the principal element in EVTN's strategic initiative to penetrate the oil spill recovery market. ...

  • EPA proposes year`s grace on spill prevention rule--but not for offshore drillers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to extend the compliance date by one year for certain facilities subject to recent amendments to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule. The agency also is announcing that certain facilities will not be eligible for the one-year extension and will have to comply by the current date of Nov. 10, 2010. Last year, EPA amended ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • DESMI Adds Accredited Oil Spill Response Training

    Leading oil recovery solution manufacturer DESMI has obtained Nautical Institute accreditation for its IMO Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response (OPRC) training courses, becoming a one-stop shop for its customers around the world. In many spheres of education, it’s enough for course instructors to have a theoretical understanding of the field. In oil spill response, however, DESMI ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Most of San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Not Recoverable

    The latest overflight of San Francisco Bay and the nearby coastline shows very little recoverable oil offshore and inshore from last Wednesday's spill of 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel, the U.S. Coast Guard said today. To date, seven miles of containment boom has been deployed to confine and collect oil in the water and six vessels are skimming and collecting oil. The ...

  • New efficiencies for single-vessel oil spill recovery

    DESMI has introduced a new oil spill recovery product, RO-Vane, combining it with a DESMI SpeedSweep boom and RO-Skim skimmer to make cleaning up spills with just one vessel far easier, faster and more cost-effective. One system does it all Every now and then, something comes along that makes a real difference to the way an industry works. The latest addition to the portfolio of oil ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • New efficiencies for single-vessel oil spill recovery

    DESMI has introduced a new oil spill recovery product, RO-Vane, combining it with a DESMI SpeedSweep boom and RO-Skim skimmer to make cleaning up spills with just one vessel far easier, faster and more cost-effective. One system does it all Every now and then, something comes along that makes a real difference to the way an industry works. The latest addition to the portfolio of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Report of the US national commission on the BP deepwater horizon oil spill and offshore drilling: written ministerial statement by Charles Hendry, minister for energy

    The US National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling delivered its final report yesterday. This is a substantial document, both in its scope and in the careful detail of its analysis and recommendations. It will of course be reviewed carefully by my Department and all other relevant bodies within Government, to identify the implications from this tragic incident ...

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