What was the worst marine oil spill in history?

What was the worst marine oil spill in history?

On April 20, 2010, the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, operating in the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, exploded and sank resulting in the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon and the largest spill of oil in the history of marine oil drilling operations.

Are there oil rigs off the coast of Germany?

Mittelplate, Germany’s largest crude oil field, is located off the German North Sea coast on the southern edge of Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea. Wintershall Dea has been producing crude oil from the field for over 34 years – safely and without any incidents.

Is the North Sea polluted?

The North Sea is a rather shallow semi- enclosed basin of continental shelf water. As a result, the North Sea has been subject to eutrophication, oil pollution, pollution by hazardous substances and chemicals, and radioactive substances, posing threats to the various species and their habitats.

When and where did the worst oil spill disaster occur and how was the oil separated from the sea water?

The largest marine oil spill in all of U.S. history was the Deepwater Horizon spill. On April 20, 2010, an explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people. Before it was capped three months later, approximately 134 million gallons of oil had spilled into the ocean.

Where does Germany produce oil?

The only offshore production of crude oil in German waters takes place on the Mittelplate drilling and production platform, about seven kilometres off the Schleswig-Holstein North Sea coast.

Does Germany have oil reserves?

Germany holds 132,480,000 barrels of proven oil reserves as of 2016, ranking 66th in the world and accounting for about 0.0% of the world’s total oil reserves of 1,650,585,140,000 barrels.

Is North Sea clean?

For almost all functions on the North Sea, it is important that the water is clean and healthy. First and foremost, this applies to nature and the ecosystem. Water quality is also regarded as a function of the North Sea.