GofM Well Control: Leak Plugged

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Monday, July 15, 2013

BSEE confirm that Energy Resource Technology, LLC (ERT) has sealed Well #2 on the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico through the use of a temporarily set bridge plug.

A bridge plug is a tool that can be used to isolate the lower part of a well.

More work is needed to permanently plug and abandon the well. BSEE has been overseeing ERT’s work since the loss of well control on Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B Well#2 beginning July 9; the well which was flowing natural gas is located approximately 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, LA.

A BSEE overflight on July 13 confirmed that no sheen was present. The well had been flowing natural gas which was stopped July 11 by pumping drilling fluids into the well.

Remaining work will be reviewed and approved by the BSEE Houma District engineers. A BSEE team of inspectors and engineers will conduct an investigation to determine the causes of the loss of well control and to make recommendations to improve the response to well control events. BSEE’s review and analysis of the incident will include a meeting with ERT to discuss their preparation and operational procedures associated with this incident as well as their overall performance as an operator on the Outer Continental Shelf.
 

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