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Title: Blowout brought under control in Gulf of Mexico

Abstract

This paper reports that Greenhill Petroleum Corp., Houston, killed a well blowout Oct. 9 and began cleaning up oil spilled into Timbalier Bay off La Fourche Parish, La. Development well No. 250 in Timbalier Bay field blew out Sept. 29 while Blake Drilling and Workover Co., Belle Chasse, La., was trying to recomplete it in a deeper zone. Fire broke out as Boots and Coots Inc., Houston, was positioning control equipment at the wellhead. State and federal oil spill response officials estimated the uncontrolled flow of well No. 250 at 1,400 b/d of oil. Coast Guard officials on Oct. 8 upgraded the blowout to a major spill, after deciding that at least 2,500 bbl of oil had gone into the water.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6993689
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Oil and Gas Journal; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 90:42; Journal ID: ISSN 0030-1388
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; OIL SPILLS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; REMEDIAL ACTION; OIL WELLS; BLOWOUT PREVENTERS; CLEANING; FIRES; WELL DRILLING; HEALTH HAZARDS; WELLHEADS; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; GULF OF MEXICO; POSITIONING; STORAGE; TANKS; WATER POLLUTION; WATER POLLUTION CONTROL; ATLANTIC OCEAN; CARIBBEAN SEA; CONTAINERS; CONTROL; DRILLING; EQUIPMENT; HAZARDS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION CONTROL; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; WELLS; 020900* - Petroleum- Environmental Aspects; 020600 - Petroleum- Health & Safety; 294002 - Energy Planning & Policy- Petroleum; 540350 - Environment, Aquatic- Site Resource & Use Studies- (1990-)

Citation Formats

. Blowout brought under control in Gulf of Mexico. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
. Blowout brought under control in Gulf of Mexico. United States.
. Mon . "Blowout brought under control in Gulf of Mexico". United States.
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abstractNote = {This paper reports that Greenhill Petroleum Corp., Houston, killed a well blowout Oct. 9 and began cleaning up oil spilled into Timbalier Bay off La Fourche Parish, La. Development well No. 250 in Timbalier Bay field blew out Sept. 29 while Blake Drilling and Workover Co., Belle Chasse, La., was trying to recomplete it in a deeper zone. Fire broke out as Boots and Coots Inc., Houston, was positioning control equipment at the wellhead. State and federal oil spill response officials estimated the uncontrolled flow of well No. 250 at 1,400 b/d of oil. Coast Guard officials on Oct. 8 upgraded the blowout to a major spill, after deciding that at least 2,500 bbl of oil had gone into the water.},
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