Royal Dutch Shell's Brutus platform sprung a leak on May 12, 2016 that almost went unnoticed until a helicopter spotted it. Around 2,000 barrels, or nearly 84,000 gallons of oil was released from an underwater oil well near Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Shell officials moved quickly to isolate the leak and shut down production from the Brutus platform. This resulted in the oil slick being isolated off the shoreline so no fisheries should be affected. According to Reuters, the sheen most “likely came from a release of oil from subsea infrastructure, though it is still determining the exact cause of the release.” There is a silver lining to this story. Shell handled the situation well and not only stopped the leak, it prevented injury to its workers.