US oil company Chevron discovered an oil seep in
an offshore Brazilian oil field run by Petrobras near the site of a November leak that led to civil and criminal charges and sparked concerns about some of the world's most promising deep sea reserves.
Chevron has identified a small new seep in
the field and subsidence in the area.
HOUSTON, July 20, 2010 (TAP) - The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite a seep in
the sea floor after the company promised to watch closely for signs of new leaks underground.
It can also seep in under the footing of your foundation.
Water can also seep in through cracks in basement walls or mortar joints, filling the hollow cores of cement blocks, which, in addition to leakage, also causes a loss of "dead-air" insulation - often making your wet basement a cold basement as well.
Cracks in the outer skin allowed nitrogen gas used in the purge process to seep in