Scientists Discover New Damage from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

A new discovery of two additional coral communities showing signs of damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill expands the impact footprint of the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading Scientists Discover New Damage from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Study Looks for Methane From Deepwater Horizon Spill

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout discharged roughly five million barrels of oil and up to 500,000 tons of natural gas into Gulf of Mexico offshore waters over a period of 84 days. In the face of a seemingly insurmountable cleanup effort, many were relieved by reports following the disaster that naturally-occurring microbes had consumed much of the gas and oil. Continue reading Study Looks for Methane From Deepwater Horizon Spill

Tools for Cleaning Up Oil Spills in U.S. Arctic Waters Required

A changing climate is increasing the accessibility of U.S. Arctic waters to commercial activities such as shipping, oil and natural gas development, and tourism, raising concern about the risk of oil spills. Continue reading Tools for Cleaning Up Oil Spills in U.S. Arctic Waters Required

Buoyant Transfer System Simplifies Natural Gas Transportation

A new, fully mobile buoyant transfer system for offloading natural gas from ships to land may lead to increased distribution to new markets around the world. Continue reading Buoyant Transfer System Simplifies Natural Gas Transportation

Hull for World’s Largest Floating LNG Facility Floated Out of Dry Dock

The 488-meter-long (1601 ft.) hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has been floated out of the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in Geoje, South Korea, where the facility is currently under construction. Continue reading Hull for World’s Largest Floating LNG Facility Floated Out of Dry Dock

Report Reviews Impact of Oil, Gas Drilling Accidents on EU Fisheries

The Impact of Oil & Gas Drilling Accidents on EU Fisheries” (pdf) report by Dr David Green and Dr Cristina Gomez of the University of Aberdeen’s Institute for Coastal Science and Management (AICSM) provides for the first time a review of oil and gas related incidents and accidents in relation to fisheries in EU waters. Continue reading Report Reviews Impact of Oil, Gas Drilling Accidents on EU Fisheries

Geomagnetic Field Monitoring Improves Oil Production

By using the Earth’s magnetic field, combined with the USGS’s geomagnetic field monitoring technology, oil and gas drilling companies are increasing oilfield productivity while reducing development costs and environmental impacts. Continue reading Geomagnetic Field Monitoring Improves Oil Production

Dispersants Used in Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Less Harmful Than Predicted

According to data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) around seven million liters of dispersants were used to combat oil pollution in the Gulf of Mexico. Back in October, we reported on a study of the long-term Gulf oil spill effects on coastal marine life. Now, researchers from the Queen’s University at Kingston say that dispersants may not be as harmful to fish as first thought. Continue reading Dispersants Used in Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Less Harmful Than Predicted

Scientists Study Long-Term Gulf Oil Spill Effects

As the Gulf Coast continues to recover from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are continuing to look into the long-term Gulf oil spill effects on coastal marine life. Continue reading Scientists Study Long-Term Gulf Oil Spill Effects