NEW ORLEANS –The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says it is responding along with the US Coast Guard to a loss of well control in Vermilion block 356 about 108 mi (174 km) southwest of Lafayette, Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico.
EnVen Energy Ventures reported a natural gas flow while drilling from theRowan Louisiana.The gas was diverted overboard and work is underway to shut-in the well. No visible sheen is reported. Personnel were evacuated and no injuries are reported.
The rig is at the A production platform and all oil and gas production was shut-in.