US Coast Guard: Rig Fire Occurred in Bayou Perot

HOUSTON (Dow Jones Newswires), Dec. 1, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday that it responded to an offshore oil facility fire in Louisiana's Bayou Perot, about 20 miles south of New Orleans.

Responders received a call at approximately 10 a.m. CST from the operator on a shallow water oil concession, Louisiana Delta Oil, warning that a fire at a work-over rig caught fire and injured three crewmembers. The fire, which lasted for 30 minutes, has been extinguished.

The Coast Guard, which conducted an overflight of the bayou, reported no pollution.

The injured crewmembers were taken by boat and ambulance to a hospital in Marrero, La. The Coast Guard said that the extent of their injuries is unknown.

Copyright (c) 2010 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit