Equipment Failures

Large-scale oil production has been around for hundreds of years, and keeping operations safe today should revolve around predictive preventative maintenance.

Roughly nine to 18 barrels of crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan in Whiting, Ind., following a malfunction at oil giant BP refinery there on Monday.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency estimates 7,000 to 10,000 gallons of oil were spilled from a pipeline that runs through the Colerain Township nature preserve.

A boat collision caused 168,000 gallons of oil to spill into the Port Of Houston near Galveston, Texas, over the weekend.

Mining organizations should have an established schedule in place in order to reap the full benefits of a preventive maintenance strategy.