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C-Innovation Installs Stem Clamps on BP's Mad Dog Spar

gas are transported to the existing shelf and onshore interconnections via the Mardi Gras Transportation System.In 2016 BP sanctioned the Mad Dog 2 project in the Gulf of Mexico. The Mad Dog 2 will include a new floating production platform with the capacity to produce up to 140,000 gross barrels of crude oil per day from up to 14 production wells. Oil production is expected to begin in late 2021.BP's Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico - Credit: B

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How Coral, Mangroves and Seagrass Could be Affected by the Mauritius Oil Spill

just the beginning.As the oil sinks, it can cover more of the reef. Corals depend on sunlight for sustenance but they also eat floating microorganisms called zooplankton. Aside from clouding the water and reducing sunlight, oil pollution has been shown to kill zooplankton, while the toxic chemicals in crude oil weaken the ability of corals to photosynthesise. Deep water corals coated in oil experienced tissue swelling and ruptures.In the years following an oil spill, growth and reproduction is reduced, leaving less live coral on reefs. In spite of this, coral reefs are resilient ecosystems and can recover

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The Benefits of Sustainable Marine Lumber

protection mandates really gained momentum. It began with the 1967 Torey Canyon oil spill off the United Kingdom’s southwest coast and the 1969 Union oil spill into the Santa Barbara Channel (California). It culminated in the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident, which spilled 10.8 million U.S. gallons of crude oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska, impacting 1,300 miles of Alaskan shoreline and killed much of its native wildlife. The Valdez spill prompted the passage of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, which increased penalties for companies responsible for oils and required oil tankers operating in United States

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TechnipFMC Shelves Spin-off Due to Market Turmoil

environment that is not currently conducive to the company's planned separation into TechnipFMC and Technip Energies."However, it said the rationale for the spin-off remained unchanged and that it would continue preparations in order to be ready to go ahead with the move once markets recover.Crude oil markets last week posted their biggest weekly loss since the 2008 global financial crisis, rocked by the coronavirus outbreak and efforts by top exporter Saudi Arabia to raise production and cut prices.TechnipFMC shares slid to an all-time low on Friday as the plunge in crude oil hit stocks of

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Turner Designs C-FLUOR Probes Offer Digital Output

C-FLUOR probes are very small -- 5.2” length x 0.9” diameter (13.24cm x 2.23cm) and weigh 3.3 oz (95 grams).  They can easily be integrated with data loggers that accept ASCII data strings via RS-232.  Probes are available for estimating concentrations of: in vivo Chlorophyll, Crude Oil, CDOM/fDOM (dissolved organic material), Blue/Green Algae, Fluorescein Dye, Rhodamine Dye, Optical Brighteners, and Turbidity. Available accessories include Flow-through Cap for in-line sampling; Shade Cap to minimize affects from ambient light and offer protection for the optics; Solid Secondary

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Brazilian Beaches Hit by Second Oil Spill

Crude oil smudges have been spotted at some Brazilian beaches in the northeast state of Ceará, the country's navy said on Monday, almost two months after the area was hit by another oil slick.That was part of a broader spill, whose origin remains a mystery, that stained hundreds of beaches on Brazil's northeast coast between September and November, threatening marine life, tourism and fishing.The navy said samples of the new spill were being sent for analysis to a marine studies institute, adding that sailors, volunteers, members of environmental agency IBAMA and others were recovering

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GoM: Total Begins Two Deepwater Projects

for the North Platte discovery in the deepwater GoM.Total holds a working interest of 37.14% in Anchor, alongside operator Chevron (62.86%).The Anchor field will be developed with seven subsea wells connected to a semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU) with a capacity of 75,000 barrels of crude oil and 28 million cubic feet of gas per day. First oil is expected in 2024.Anchor will be the first development to use the high-pressure 20,000-pounds-per-square-inch (20 kpsi) technologies developed at industry level over the last few years.Total also holds interests with Chevron in other leases

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OneSubsea to Supply 20K SPS for Chevron's Anchor

ultra-high pressure deepwater development earlier today. Its partner Total holds the remaining 37.14% working interest in the project.The first phase will encompass a seven-well subsea development tied to a semisubmersible floating production unit (FPU) with planned design capacity of 75,000 barrels of crude oil and 28 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. First oil is expected in 2024.Justin Rostant, an analyst with Wood Mackenzie’s Gulf of Mexico team, expects that the Anchor FID will “kickstart the next wave of investments in US Gulf of Mexico.”“Anchor is the first of three

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Complete Oil Spill Monitoring Solutions for Vulnerable Areas

aquatic and terrestrial applications where there is a concern over the potential for exposure to hydrocarbons.OSIL build and install systems including oil spill monitoring buoys that are capable of detecting and monitoring surface sheens, oil in water monitoring buoys that can identify and quantify crude oil and refined fuels present in the water column using submersible sensors, and land-based non-contact oil spill detection systems. These structures can detect a variety of hydrocarbon based substances, and can be set up to ignore other materials that fluoresce in the same wavelength.Real time data

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