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  • Coast Guard: damaged wellhead secured

    February 28, 2013 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a wellhead damaged earlier this week off Plaquemines Parish has been secured. Ensign Tanner Stiehl says Wild Well Control crews secured the well shortly after a specialized barge arrived Thursday in Lake Grande Ecaille Bay, nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur. The wellhead... more »
  • USCG: Oil-water mix leaking after vessel hit wellhead

    February 27, 2013 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A crewboat struck an inactive wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico overnight, causing it to spew a mixture of oil and water according to the U. S. Coast Guard. They reported the vessel hit the wellhead, which is owned by Swift Energy, around 8 p.m. Tuesday.... more »
  • Capping the "other well"

    July 28, 2010 11:13 AM

    Efforts are under way to cap a spewing wellhead in Barataria Bay. It's been leaking since yesterday. The Coast Guard says a towboat was pushing a barge on Mud Lake--just north of Barataria Bay-- when it hit the abandoned wellhead, around 1 a.m. The towboat captain says the... more »

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