Chevron Estimates Total Volume of Oil from Frade Seep Lines

Chevron reported that its subsidiary, Chevron Brasil Upstream Frade Ltda., has issued an estimate of total oil volume from ocean floor seep lines in the vicinity of its Frade Field.

Chevron believes that approximately 2,400 barrels of oil have been emitted to date since seeps were first detected on November 9. The company notes that this estimate is within the current range of 1,600 to 2,640 barrels provided by Brazil s National Petroleum Agency (ANP).

Regarding the company s emergency response initiatives, Chevron strongly asserts that its personnel were trained and prepared to address a potential incident of this type and responded immediately from the moment of first notification. The company again notes that its combined efforts greatly diminished the size of the sheen and stopped the source of the seep flow within only four days of first detection.

The surface sheen continues to dissipate and its volume is now less than 18 barrels of oil. Chevron believes no new oil is leaking from the reservoir.

Chevron will evaluate and respond appropriately to any and all assessment notices from Brazilian government authorities. Chevron respects and complies with the laws of the countries in which it operates.

A timeline of the Frade Field incident, a drilling schematic and updated video footage of the ocean floor seeps is available on Chevron's Media Updates page.


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Bruce Long | Nov. 24, 2011
Ive been following this incidence from the start, and the only "catastrophic" element in this is the brazen and amateurish attempts to extort $$$$$$$$$. Send the ADN back to renting toothless old burros where he belongs. I cant stand crooks.

Captain LG LIMA | Nov. 23, 2011
I don't believe Chevron respects and complies with the laws of the countries they operates as well as they are ready and well trained for emergencies. They are discriminators else where they are, look statistics in the last 30 years and see, the other important point is the company called Transocean, they are kind of people specialized in pollution and break laws!!!!! Brazilian authorities need to act in conformance and expel all these burglars from the country.

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