Fire buckles West Atlas cantilever

A fire on the jackup West Atlas in the Timor Sea has buckled and deformed the rig's steel cantilever structure, according to a visual inspection by Seadrill.

Offshore staff

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- A fire on the jackup West Atlas in the Timor Sea has buckled and deformed the rig's steel cantilever structure, according to a visual inspection by Seadrill.

A specialist team onboard the vessel is determining whether it is safe for additional personnel to conduct a full assessment of structural damage and continue well capping operations.

11/12/2009

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