Flylogix has partnered on a two-year project to use unmanned aircraft to detect and monitor oil spills from the sky.
Brazil's main environmental agency said it has detected 105 crude oil spills from an undetermined source polluting the waters of the country's north east coast this month.
A small device that can detect oil spills has been developed by researchers in Spain.
A deepwater oil spill in the north-east Atlantic could be more complex and difficult to combat than the Deepwater Horizon incident, according to new research.
As canoes glide past mangroves blackened by oil in the Niger River delta, two dozen children splash around in a creek covered by a sheen of crude while families take shelter from the punishing midday sun in half-built houses.
A Dutch appeals court ruled on Friday that Shell may be held liable for oil spills at its subsidiary in Nigeria, potentially opening the way for other compensation claims against multinationals in the Niger Delta and elsewhere.
Shell has been brought before the civil court in Den Hague, Netherlands, to defend itself in a suit charging that its operations in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria polluted a number of villages and poisoned fish farms.
Scarcely a day passes without the oil and gas industry hitting the headlines in one way or the other.
The number of inspections of North Sea drilling rigs is to be doubled following the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, which has cost BP more than £1billion.