oil spill News

  • Interactive oil spill map

    ESRI has created an interactive map containing various sources of information related to the Deepwater Horizon oil Spill near Louisiana, USA. The map indicates the oil areas on the Gulf of Mexico. Optionally, more information can be added to the view. The user can choose to see web links, news, videos, photos and Twitter postings around the area. The map gives an indication of sensitive areas, ...

  • Oil Spill Emulsification Predictions

    Predicting facets of oil behavior is an essential component of understanding the nature of a particular oil spill. One such behavior is emulsification, when oil picks up water and retains it for a period of time. A proposed new ASTM standard, WK41247, Test Method for the Evaluation of the Stability of Water-in-Oil Mixtures ...


    By ASTM International

  • Prevention of oil spills

    One of the routine procedures at a fuel storage tank farm is the periodic draining of water which accumulates at the bottom of the storage tanks. The water is an undesirable element in the tanks because of the damage it may cause, such as: Corrosion of the tank floor and base, which may reach a degree of perforation that would permit fuel to seep into the ground. Development of bacteria ...


    By BERMAD, Inc.

  • Oil spill & leak detection

    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

  • Oil-spill response vessels launched

    Alnmaritec has delivered two boats in the oil-spill and pollution control market. The most recent delivery was a boom deployment and spill response boat Response 1 to the Barbados National Terminal Company for operation on their oil export facility at Oistins Bay on the South Coast of the island. This delivery follows completion of a high-speed pollution response boat which is operated by ...

  • What caused the Gulf oil spill?

    The following article was written by Thomas R. Krause, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of BST, a leading safety performance consulting firm based in Ojai, California. A failure of leadership led to the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, killing 11 workers and releasing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, senior executive leaders ...

  • Soaking up oil spills with nanowires

    Oil spills and other industrial chemical leaks can cause havoc in ecosystems, killing marine and aquatic wildlife and polluting drinking water supplies. New research has developed a way of cleaning up spills using a super-absorbent material, which selectively draws up oil and other organic pollutants, leaving clean water behind. Current methods for cleaning up oil spills have limitations. Many ...

  • Thomsea cleans gulf oil spill

    Thomsea is part of a group of French depollution companies visiting the Gulf of Mexico this week. Demonstrations of Thomsea's trawl nets, which have a proven track record of recovering waste from open water and near coastlines, will take place on 26 August in New Orleans. With the growth of sea traffic, the transportation of dangerous materials and the risk of accidents also increase. This ...

  • Oil spill absorbent rolls for gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup

    Granite Environmental, Inc., has 1.5 truck load of oil spill absorbent rolls available and further truck load quantities (20,000 square yards/truck) on a weekly basis to help clean up the crude oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico. The absorbent roll is made from polypropylene fibers and provides an economical solution to have a large quantity of absorbent pads on hand that can be cut to length to ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Crude oil tracking sensors for gulf oil spill

    Chelsea's range of hydrocarbon fluorimeters are being deployed in the Gulf of Mexico to monitor the extent of the oil spill. Originally designed for military use these reliable, robust, high sensitivity fluorimeters have a proven track record of detecting crude and refined oils in a wide range of environments. The UV AQUAtracka and the UviLux are just two of the submersible fluorimeters in ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Alnmaritec boats in oil spill response

    Alnmaritec Limited, a UK specialist boat builder, is rapidly gaining recognition in the market for oil spill response/pollution control vessels with two new boats delivered this year. The most recent delivery was a boom deployment and spill response boat to the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd. The new vessel ‘Responder 1' is based upon the successful Wave Worker class from ...

  • 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: ...

  • Oil spill control and research vessels

    Alnmaritec has recently launched vessels that serve maritime environment. The Responder 1 is an oil spill control vessel for Barbados, the Falcon Spirit being a research vessel for the Plymouth University, UK. The ‘Responder 1" is based upon the Alnmaritec Wave Worker class but is a unique design variant that was developed for use by the Barbados National Terminals Company Limited ...

  • Oil spill monitoring in Western Australia

    EOMAP GmbH & Co has launched several services to support oil spill monitoring using optical satellites. The services were developed for mapping a major ecological disaster: a recent oil spill near the coast of Western Australia.   Oil, gas and condensate started seeping into the Timor Sea on 21st August from a leak 250 kilometres north of Truscott, and 690 kilometres west of ...

  • A New Look at Oil Spill Response

    The BP Macondo spill April 22, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.      Oil Spill Eater II is a far superior clean up to dispersants, and mechanical equipment,  since OSE II has substantiated tests, demonstrations and over 36000 clean ups proving OSE II comverts hydrocarbons to CO2 and water permanently removing spills from the environment. The information ...

  • Map oil spill with mobile app

    Trimble has launched Map the Spill, a mobile app and website that empowers Gulf Coast residents and the public to report on the oil spill. Map the Spill allows those directly and indirectly impacted by the spill to capture and chronicle what they see happening to the land, sea and wildlife in their areas. Using rich media and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, citizens can be part of a ...

  • Louisiana Oil Spills Costly for Texas Oil Company

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2007 (ENS) - The Meridian Resource & Exploration LLC and Louisiana Onshore Properties LLC will pay a $504,000 civil penalty and enhance the pipeline monitoring and oil spill prevention program at its Weeks Island facility in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, federal officials announced today. The ...

  • A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill

    A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. In a separate development, oil giant BP - which leased the rig from Transocean - reached settlements resolving years of complicated spill-related litigation ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fraud allegations at center of oil spill hearing

    A federal judge has agreed to delay a lawsuit against a Texas lawyer accused by BP of falsely claiming to represent thousands of deckhands who lost money in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Wednesday agreed to the delay while a criminal case against attorney Mikal (MEYE'-kahl) Watts unfolds. Watts' ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil Spill Response Strategies & Tactics Training

    Training at Ohmsett takes the learning from the classroom, to the 2.6 million gallon wave/tow tank.  That’s where students receive hands-on training with the latest spill response equipment and techniques used in the field. With the emphasis on practical experience in full-scale oil recovery operations in the Ohmsett tank, you can increase your proficiency using ...


    By OHMSETT

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