Assessment of the possible effects of releases of oil and chemicals from any disturbance of cuttings piles (2009 update)
Cuttings piles arise from drilling operations where the drilled cuttings and associated drilling fluids are discharged at the location of the well. Old cuttings piles may contain organic-phase drilling fluids and have been identified as possible sources of hydrocarbon releases into the marine environment, due to remobilisation of residues of oil still found in the piles and natural leaching in to the water column. Concerns arose over the potential remobilisation of cuttings piles due to disturbance from other activities, i.e. trawling and decommissioning activities.
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- Biodiversidade Marinha
- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base
- Avaliação de impactos
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