George Buck, Chevron Brazil's chief, said the spill occurred as a result of an underestimate of pressure in the offshore oil reservoir, and an overestimate of the strength of the rock the company was drilling. Surface water oil sheen had been estimated at around 60 barrels a few days ago.


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