Oil spill concerns linger after Brazil platform disaster

The P-36 semisubmersible production platform operated by Petroleo Brasileiro SA is shown listing at a 32° angle in the Campos basin off Brazil a few days before it sank in 1,350 m of water on Mar. 20. The platform-the largest ever to be converted from a semisubmersible drilling rig-was developing giant Roncador oil field before a series of blasts Mar. 15 ripped through the facility, killing 10 workers. Photo courtesy of Petrobras.Click here to enlarge imageConcerns over a possible worsening oil spill are the latest repercussions from the worst offshore oil industry disaster in years, the loss of the P-36 semisubmersible production platform in the Campos basin off Brazil earlier this...

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