Settlement filed in Gulf of Mexico seismic surveying litigation

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Offshore Technology International
The sound produced during seismic surveys is comparable in magnitude to many naturally occurring ocean sound sources.

A motion was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana yesterday by all parties involved in litigation concerning seismic surveying in the Gulf of Mexico.

API Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito said: “We are pleased that the parties to this litigation were able to work together to resolve this matter.

“Modern offshore oil and natural gas exploration requires the use of seismic surveys to feasibly and accurately prospect for oil and natural gas reserves offshore.”