Petrobras Working to Resolve Marlim Oil Leak (Brazil)

Petrobras Working to Resolve Marlim Oil Leak (Brazil)

Brazil’s government-controlled oil and gas company Petrobras on Saturday announced it has achieved positive results in containing an oil leak at its Marlim field, in the Campos basin, offshore Brazil.

The leak was first  spotted Thursday, some 172 km off the coast of Macae.

 After an inspection, Petrobras discovered that the source of the leak was a subsea tree which had been out of operation.

The oil volume detected was estimated at 108 liters.

All measures to solve the problem are already being taken by the company,” Petrobras said.

The company has deployed vessels specialized for containing and collecting oil and underwater inspection. An aircraft to overfly the area has also been engaged.

The oil company on Saturday informed that three remotely operating vehicles have also been deployed on the subsea tree location.


Offshore Energy Today Staff, March 3, 2013