28 Jul '13, 11am

#peakoil Preparations under way to plug burning Gulf of Mexico wel: The owner of a ruptured shallow-water natu...

Preparations under way to plug burning Gulf of Mexico wel The owner of a ruptured shallow-water natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico is ready to drill a relief well to plug it once it obtains a permit, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said on Friday. Walter Oil & Gas, which owns the well that ruptured on Tuesday, has contracted with offshore driller Rowan Companies Plc to drill the relief well, the bureau said. Natural gas leaked after the well rupture caught fire aboard a Hercules Offshore jack-up drilling rig, causing what the Hercules called “extensive damage.” The flow of natural gas from the well stopped on Thursday because sand and sediment had naturally fallen into the well, according to the bureau. A small flame continued burning on Friday from residual gas at the top of the well, the regulator said. A relief well intersects the ruptured we...

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