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  • North Sea oil sheen reported

    An oil sheen has been reported in the North Sea 160km North East of St Fergus approximately 3.7 km from the pipeline connecting the Galley subsea field to the Tartan Alpha Installation, which are both operated by Talisman Energy (UK) Limited. It was first observed at 13.50 on Tuesday 28 August and size of the sheen was estimated to be between 32 tonnes and 132 tonnes of oil. Aerial observations ...

  • Field method developed for testing oil sheens on surface water using sheen nets

    A pipeline spill in Michigan contaminated a river with crude oil.  Almost one year later, oil sheens continued to be spotted on the river's surface, as do "bio sheens," which look like oil sheens but only contain biological, natural organic matter from leaves and other decomposing vegetation. The oil company's contractor collected samples from both contaminated and non-contamianted areas ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Leakwise Oil-on-Water Monitoring Systems Mitigate Tank Storage Leaks

    GE Analytical Instruments manufactures Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems for hydrocarbon tank storage applications. Leakwise offers various system configurations including a controller and sensor for wet and dry environments. Sensors installed in storm water sumps, retention tanks, or at the outlet of a floating tank roof provide on-line monitoring 24/7.Leakwise detectors may ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Protect sea-water intakes from oil using turner oil in water monitors

    The protection of Desalination Plants, Open Loop Cooling Water Intakes, Seafood Processing Plants and other seawater users is a special problem during an oil spill or other marine accident. Potential pollution sources include crude oil drilling and production, ships and barges with oily bilge wastewater or cargo spills, and other industrial plants with oil leaks in cooling water discharges. Low ...

  • Shell Gannet Field oil spill

    Further to the update issued by Shell on 21 August, statement by Mr Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, appointed by the UK Government to oversee the operation. Mr Shaw said: ...

  • Washington Oil Spill Affects Puyallup River

    TACOMA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington State Department of Ecology and other agencies are responding to an oil spill that occurred at early Sunday morning on the Puyallup River Bridge overpass in Tacoma. The spill was reported to Ecology by the state Department of Transportation, DOT, after a vehicle accident on the southbound I-5 Puyallup River bridge overpass. A ...

  • Leakwise oil-on-water detection system uses twitter to send oil leak alerts

    The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Leakwise Oil-on-Water Monitoring and Detection System from GE Analytical Instruments is using Twitter to send regular updates about water quality conditions and the presence of oil on water near Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. In April 2011, EPA Region 9 and Environmental Response Team (ERT) personnel established a mooring point just off ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • U.S. EPA Response to the BP Whiting Oil Spill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is responding to the spill of an unknown volume of oil into Lake Michigan from the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana. BP notified the federal government’s National Response Center on March 24, 2014 at 5:25 p.m. that a spill had occurred. EPA has issued a Notice of Federal Interest, which formally advises BP of the federal government’s involvement ...

  • Update on Bohai Bay Oil Cleanup and Production Curtailment

    ConocoPhillips [NYSE:COP] wishes to provide additional information in regards to the oil spill incidents that occurred in Bohai Bay, People’s Republic of China on June 4th and June 17th 2011, and the ongoing clean up and containment program that is underway. On June 4 seepage on the seabed was observed along a naturally occurring fault near the ...


    By ConocoPhillips

  • Catch Oil Leaks Early at Hydroelectric Dams and Power Plants

    Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems from GE Analytical Instruments can detect the presence of oil immediately, monitor its buildup, measure hydrocarbon layer thickness, alert facility operators of oil presence or thickness, and activate control mechanisms to stop leaks before they become spills. Leakwise systems, consisting of a sensor and controller, offer a number of ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Gannet oil spill: Written Ministerial Statement by Chris Huhne

    An oil release from a pipeline in Shell’s Gannet F development, totalling approximately 218 tonnes1, occurred during the period from 10th to 19th August 2011. The oil dispersed naturally well away from the shore and the UK-Norway median line, and there has been no evidence of any significant environmental impact to date resulting from this release. An oil sheen on the sea surface was ...

  • Oil mars Alabama swamp months after crude train crash

    Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a west Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes. So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into the water four months later? The isolated wetland smelled like a garage when a reporter from The Associated Press ...


    By Associated Press

  • Early Detection of Tank Storage Leaks

    GE Analytical Instruments, a division of GE Water & Process Technologies, manufactures Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems for hydrocarbon tank storage applications. Leakwise offers a variety of system configurations consisting of a sensor and controller for wet and dry environments. Installation of sensors in sensitive locations like storm water sumps, retention tanks, ground ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Elgin platform incident

    Following a report of a well control problem at 12.15hrs on 25 March on the Elgin Well Head Platform and Rowan Viking Drilling Rig, the operator Total E&P UK Limited (Total), with assistance from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, has completed the evacuation of all crew. All personnel are reported safe with no injuries. The incident occurred during work to plug and abandon the well, which ...

  • Slick sleuth ACSA jet fuel pollution solution spill detection for Tambo Intl. Airport

    Jet fuel flowing down the twin storm-water culverts will be detected by two Slick Sleuth oil-spill detection monitors installed at the point just before the storm-water culverts enter the spillage trap. These monitors will trigger an alarm. When alerted the Slcik Sleuth oil-spill detection monitors will close the spillage trap. According to InterOceans Systems, manufacturers of the Slick Sleuth ...


    By InterOcean Systems

  • DECC Elgin update

    TOTAL continue to work to permanently resolve the Elgin G4 well issues. Since the gas condensate release was stopped in May, periodic circulation of oil based drilling mud has been used to control the well. This has resulted in a number of mud discharges over the course of the operations, which have been observed to sink with no visible impact outside the immediate vicinity of the Elgin complex. ...

  • Woods Hole Marine's 'Solution' to Pollution With OPFLEX(R) Technology

    OPFLEX Solutions Inc and Woods Hole Marine are pleased to announce a distribution agreement, wherein Woods Hole Marine will supply OPFLEX® products to ports and marinas throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Together, the companies will create real green jobs with American-made products. Following OPFLEX Solutions' CEO, Scott Smith's, presentation to the scientific community at Woods ...


    By Marketwire

  • News Briefing: Statements From Enbridge Daily News Briefing on Marshall, Michigan Pipeline Leak, August 4, 2010

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 08/04/10 -- Excerpt from Joint News Conference, 3 p.m. Eastern Time, August 4, 2010 Marshall, Michigan. Patrick Daniel, President & CEO, Enbridge Inc. Good afternoon everyone. I toured the river again this morning all the way down to Morrow Lake and I'm very happy to report that the River continues to clear. The majority of the sheen ...


    By Marketwire

  • Slick Sleuth™ Helping to Protect an Invaluable Ecological Reserve

    Huntington Beach California is home to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. It is a 300 acre coastal sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds, including the endangered California Least Tern. ...


    By InterOcean Systems

  • City tries to repair contaminated water system after spill

    Authorities were scrambling to decontaminate a water treatment plant serving 6,000 eastern Montana residents after a cancer-causing component of oil was found downstream of a Yellowstone River pipeline spill. Up to 50,000 gallons of crude were released in Saturday's spill. As residents of Glendive lined up at a distribution center to ...


    By Associated Press

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