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seep

[sēp]
(geology)
An area, generally small, where water, or another liquid such as oil, percolates slowly to the land surface.
(petroleum engineering)
An oil spring whose daily yield ranges from a few drops to several barrels of oil; usually located at low elevations where water has accumulated.
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Embryology of vestimentiferan tube worms from deep-sea methane/sulphide seeps.
Analysis of the data confirmed that methane was entering the atmosphere above the shallowest (water depth of 260-295 feet or 80-90 meters) Svalbard margin seeps.
The Santa Barbara seeps, for example emit 5,280 to 6,600 gallons (nearly 20 to 25 tons) of oil per day, and natural seeps have been active for hundreds to thousands of years.
One progressive organization that has contracted to exhaustively locate coalbed methane seeps is the Southern Ute Indian Tribe (SUIT) with landholdings in southern Colorado on a geologic formation named the Fruitland Outcrop.
This study builds on previous work investigating ecosystem structure in Gulf of Mexico hydrocarbon seep communities using stable isotopic analysis.
Chevron believes that approximately 2,400 barrels of oil have been emitted to date since seeps were first detected on November 9.
Makonnen said that the SEEP III will contribute to creation of 30,000 off-farm new jobs under the National Employment Programme (NEP) and also contributing to the governments agenda of creating 200,000 off-farm jobs annually.
Then they found equally unique, sunless habitats in cold areas where methane rises from seeps on the ocean bottom.
Drops that hit soil often soak in; some of that water later evaporates, while much of the rest seeps through the earth to replenish aquifers and nourish springs.
It had been feared a large amount of bloody water may seep into the reservoir.
Chevron believes no new oil being emitted; droplets of residual oil draining through seep lines
SEEP III seeks to consolidate the achievements under SEEP I and SEEP II, to firmly place Rwanda on the path to high value added production and industrialization.