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Two Discharges in Cameron Meadows Marsh Oil Field, Hackberry, LA

Hackberry, LA, USA | 2022-Jun-01

Initial Notification: In February of 2022, two separate discharges occurred in Apollo Energy's Cameron Marsh oil field. A flow line elbow discharged a reported 5.5 bbls of crude oil. A pipeline discharged a reported 3 bbls of crude oil and 12 bbls of salt water. Recovery of the oil was conducted using boom and sorbent. In June 2022, the marsh was resurveyed and liquid oil remained at both sites. The USCG Marine Safety Unit in Port Arthur, TX, contacted the NOAA SSC for input on further recovery options including in-situ burning.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 8.5 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 49.80′ North
Longitude (approximate): 93° 37.80′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable