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loss of well control

An aerial view of an Energy Resource Technology well that leaked a briny mix of gas, condensate and salt water for roughly four days in July. Workers brought the 40-year-old well under control on July 11, after pumping drilling mud into it. They were preparing to pump cement into the well to permanently kill it as soon as July 15. (Photo: Talos Energy)

Workers aim to kill Gulf well

Work is underway to permanently kill off a well that leaked gas and condensate into the Gulf of Mexico for about four days last week.
Gas, condensate and salt water leaked from an Energy Resource Technology well in the Gulf of Mexico on July 8, producing a rainbow sheen at one point estimated to stretch four miles. By July 12, it had been brought under control and was no longer leaking. (Photo: Billy L. Dugger with On Wings of Care)

Workers preparing to permanently kill Gulf well

Workers are preparing to permanently kill a leaking gas well in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, after temporarily sealing it off late Thursday.
Semi-subermisible oil rigs and jackup drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Cameron, La. (Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg)

Gulf platform evacuated after leak from decades-old well

A platform in the Gulf of Mexico was evaporated on Monday evening after gas began escaping from a Talos Energy well south of Louisiana.
Apache Corp. headquarters, 2000 Post Oak Blvd

Workers evacuated from offshore well after incident

Non-essential personnel have been evacuated from a shallow-water well Apache Corp. is drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, amid concerns about an underground flow of natural gas at the site.