Frade area oil leak source investigated offshore Brazil

Chevron Brasil Petroleo Ltda. says an oil leak at the offshore Frade field is not related to a production well, according to reports by Dow Jones.

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO – Chevron Brasil Petroleo Ltda. says an oil leak at the offshore Frade field is not related to a production well, according to reports by Dow Jones.

While Chevron continues to define the source, early reports suggest it could be from natural seabed seeps which are prevalent in the Campos basin area 120 km (75 mi) offshore Espirito Santos state.

Production continues as usual from Frade.

11/11/2011

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