BSEE approves ERT plan to control GoM well leak

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has approved Energy Resource Technology’s move of pumping equipment onto Platform E, adjacent to Platform B and bridge connected.

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS –The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has approved Energy Resource Technology’s move of pumping equipment onto Platform E, adjacent to Platform B and bridge connected.

BSEE approved the move as part of ERT’s proposed control steps which involve killing aleaking well on Platform B with drilling fluid.

The well is flowing mostly water at very low pressure and ERT believes that approximately 3.6 b/d of light condensate is being discharged, based upon the size of the sheen as reported by the BSEE and the U.S. Coast Guard.

According to ERT, the Ship Shoal 225 B-2 well is an older gas condensate well in a field developed in the 1970s that last produced 65 Mcf/d of gas, 9 b/d of condensate, and 1,150 b/d of water at a flowing pressure of 175 psi.

Ship Shoal block 225 Platform B is 74 mi offshore Louisiana, southwest of Port Fourchon, in 146 ft of water.

7/11/2013

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