oil seep

oil seep

[′ȯil ‚sēp]
(geology)
The emergence of liquid petroleum at the land surface as a result of slow migration from its buried source through minute pores or fissure networks. Also known as petroleum seep.
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But if there is no cap rock the oil seeps out of the reservoir rock and is diffused upward through other rocks, sometimes even reaching the surface as an oil seep.
I have been taught from day one never to let any oil seep into or contact the stock of any (4- my rifles or shotguns.
Additionally, there's an oil seep close to the periphery of the basin.
The city has hired Interwest Construction of Burlington to place a specially amended layer of sand and clay over the oil seep.
Dew Jones Newswires reported last month that Chevron asked Brazilian authorities to allow a temporary shutdown of production from its Frade oil field off the coast of Brazil after a new oil seep was detected.
A slight oil seep on a diff isn't life-threatening, and you certainly don't need a new one.
We've done a patch-and-repair to get over the oil seep, but what we're looking at is either rerouting the trail around the seep or perhaps putting a bridge over it,'' said Wendy Langhans, the agency's volunteer coordinator.
There was no correlation between the measured PAHs and the 4425 responses in the northern Bight, and the highest value observed (900 [micro]g/g B[a]PEq) was from Coal Oil Point, an oil seep area.
Flavors of lemon peel, lemon juice, a little garlic, and olive oil seep into ripe olives thoroughly; they'll taste as if they'd grown this way.
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.
At the same time, this natural oil seep is teaching us many extraordinary lessons about how oil behaves in our ecosystems.
What should have been put right within hours instead took a week and each day that passed saw more and more oil seep out through the huge gash in the tanker's single-skinned hull.