Don't display this message again [x]

Dear User,

On March 28, 2015 OilCareers and Rigzone will be coming together to provide you with access to the world’s largest resource for Oil and Gas news, jobs and industry insights.

We have recently updated our Terms & Conditions to accommodate these changes. Please read them carefully. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. These Terms and Conditions are effective as of March 30, 2015.

Finance & Investing
News Services
Newsletters
Get free industry updates via email.
Daily News
Weekly News
Equipment Updates
Weekly Job Register
Monthly Event Guide
Our privacy
pledge.


advertisement

Swift Wellhead Brought Under Control after Collision

change text size

Swift Energy has brought under control a well damaged by a marine vessel collision earlier this week, the company reported Friday.

The Houston-based company stopped the flow of water, oil and gas from a wellhead Thursday afternoon that was shut in at the Lake Washington field, located offshore Plaquemines Parish, La. A vessel collided with the well late Tuesday.

Swift said it was appreciative of the assistance it received from the U.S. Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and Plaquemines Parish to resolve the incident "in a safe, timely and efficient manner."

No injuries resulted from the incident, Swift said in a statement Tuesday. Primary containment boom and oil skimming equipment was deployed around the well site to protect the shorelines, facilities and private property.

Swift had shut in the well in January 2008; the well has not produced since that time. A last production test done before the well was shut in recorded production levels of 18 barrels of oil per day, three barrels of water per day and 59 thousand cubic feet per day of natural gas.



Have a news tip? Share it with Rigzone!
Email news@rigzone.com

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post a Comment Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies

More from this Author
Rigzone Staff
e-mail us at news@rigzone.com
 -  Aker Appoints New Business Heads (Mar 27)
 -  OGDCL Discovers Oil at Palli Deep-1 We... (Mar 26)
 -  Swiber Lands $405.6M Contracts, Includ... (Mar 26)
 -  Genel Raises Debt to Fund Kurdistan St... (Mar 26)
 -  Alam Maritim's JV Deepsea to Acquire O... (Mar 25)
Most Popular Articles
From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Sr. Forensic Legal Accountant
Expertise: Accounting or Finance|Financial Audit|Legal
Location: The Woodlands, TX
 
Process Safety Engineer
Expertise: HSE Manager / Advisor|Process Engineer|Safety Engineering
Location: New Orleans, LA
 
Sales Manager: Fire Safety Equipment - Maritime
Expertise: Fire Protection|Offshore Position Surveying|Sales & Marketing
Location: New Orleans, LA
 
search for more jobs