I’ve collected several sources of Hercules 265 Blows Out. You can read the update here.
CIMB: Fire subsides after gulf rig partially collapses
A Gulf of Mexico drilling rig partially collapsed off the coast of Louisiana after catching fire because of a ruptured natural gas well, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.
The blaze broke out after a blowout on the Hercules 265 natural gas platform at around 10:45 p.m. local time Monday.
Eileen Angelico, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, said no one was on board when the fire started and it was not known what sparked it. She said an investigation into the cause of incident was “well under way.”
This is very bad news ” Hercules Jackup Rig 265 Blows Out In Gulf Of Mexico and 44 People Evaculated”. The details that I gather from several sources on the internet. This is the reason why well control is very important to us.
July 23rd, 2013
Forty-four workers were evacuated from a natural gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday after a blowout occurred, according to officials.
Crew members aboard the Hercules 265 were preparing the well for production when they hit an unexpected pocket of gas.
No injuries were reported.
Officials had said earlier that 44 workers were evacuated.
This photo released by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement shows natural gas spewing from the Hercules 265 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. No injuries were reported in the midmorning blowout and there was no fire as of Tuesday evening at the site, about 55 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement)