Chevron Oil Spill Hits Petrobras’ Bottom Line

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RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's state-owned energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, said Monday it will produce 2.02 million barrels of oil equivalent per day this year, somewhat less than last year, because of the spill at the frade field run by U.S. firm Chevron Corp. Production "will remain in value around the 2011 production with (a variation) of more or less 2%," … [Read more...]

Petrobras’ Ultra-Deepwater Chinook Field Leaks Hydraulic Oil into Gulf of Mexico


(Dow Jones) RIO DE JANEIRO--Brazilian state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA(PBR, PETR4.BR), or Petrobras, said Wednesday a "small leak" of hydraulic fluid was detected during commissioning of a submarine system Sunday at its Chinook field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. "The fluid was diluted without causing damage to people or the environment,"Petrobras said in an … [Read more...]

US Army Ship Monterrey Aground In Alaska


The United States Coast Guard responded to a mayday call from the crew of a United States Army vessel after they reportedly struck an object and began taking on water in Chiniak Bay at 10:16 p.m. on Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched at 10:44 p.m., with dewatering and rescue equipment, to assist the Army crew aboard the Monterrey, … [Read more...]

Deepwater Horizon – We Will Never Forget


On the night of 20 April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon suffered a catastrophic blowout and subsequent fire that killed 11 hands, injured 17 more, and resulted in the complete loss of the drilling rig.  The uncontrolled flow of oil from the Macondo well released an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico by the time the well was killed on 19 September. This … [Read more...]

Gulf Production Spills Light Sweet Crude into the Gulf of Mexico

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HOUSTON (Dow Jones)--About 630 gallons of oil were discharged Monday from a production facility near Head of Passes in the Gulf of Mexico due the failure of an high-pressure separator, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday. The Coast Guard in New Orleans was notified at 1:43 p.m CDT on Monday that Louisiana sweet crude oil was discharged from Gulf Production Company, Inc.'s … [Read more...]

Greenpeace On Scene To Harass Emergency Operations

Greenpeace North Sea Operations

A Greenpeace ship is currently hovering around the exclusion zone surrounding the Elgin platform, the site of a large gas leak in the North Sea. "We want to get our own picture of the environmental damage from the scene." says Christian Bussau, chief scientist and ocean expert at Greenpeace. What was not mentioned by the organization is the simple fact that all … [Read more...]

Total Prepares Rigs to Drill Relief Well at Elgin

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LONDON (Dow Jones)--French oil company Total SA (TOT) is mobilizing two rigs to drill a relief well that could eventually halt a gas leak from the Elgin platform in the North Sea, the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change said in a statement Thursday. The company is also looking at a second solution to halt the leak that would involve pumping heavy mud into the well, … [Read more...]