Jackup West Atlas on fire in Timor Sea

Seadrill’s jackup West Atlas and PTTEPA's Montara well head platform in the Timor Sea are on fire.

Offshore staff

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Seadrill’s jackup West Atlas and PTTEPA's Montara well head platform in the Timor Sea are on fire. All personnel on the nearby jackup West Triton, Seadrill's other mobile offshore drilling unit working in the area, are safe.

The West Triton was performing well kill operations on the leaking H1 well when the fire broke out.

Seadrill's emergency response team is working closely with PTTEPA. The two jackups are owned by a Seadrill subsidiary and are contracted to PTTEPA for operations on the Montara field.

11/02/2009

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