GoM well control incident ends

Weighted drilling fluids pumped into well A-7 has stopped an uncontrolled gas flow in Vermilion block 356 in the Gulf of Mexico, said the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS –Weighted drilling fluids pumped into well A-7 has stopped an uncontrolled gas flow in Vermilion block 356 in the Gulf of Mexico, said the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

BSEE has approved operator EnVen’s plan to kill the well with mud, and the pumping began the afternoon of Jan. 31.

BSEE requires additional work at the site, including setting of barriers to ensure no further gas release.

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