GULF OF MEXICO
BP Oil Spill Restoration
The BP oil spill was an industrial disaster that began on April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP – operated Marcondo Prospect, considered to be the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry and estimated to be up to 31% larger in volume than the previous oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. The US Federal Government estimated the total discharge at 4.9 million barrels (210 million US gal; 780,000 m3). After several efforts to contain the flow, the well was declared sealed on September 19, 2010. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is regarded as one of the largest environmental disasters in American history.
Hydrocarbon Contamination levels > 100,000 ppm of TPH and treated solids levels need to meet the regulatory standard of <1,000 ppm (0.1 %) TPH.
Green Earth Technologies proposed using the patented Green Earth Machine® System as the primary system for treating the Gulf of Mexico Beach Coastline of the hydrocarbon contaminated sand.
Utilizing the Green Earth Processing Systems™ allowed the operator to successfully treat Hydrocarbon contaminated Beach Sand which met the regulatory standard of less than 1,000 ppm (0.1%) TPH.