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Reuters AlertNet: Gas well has leak beneath floor of U.S. Gulf — Been flowing underground for over 12 days

Published: February 16th, 2013 at 4:17 pm ET
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Reuters AlertNet, 1:58pm ET: Apache natural gas well has leak beneath floor of U.S. Gulf [...] Natural gas from a well being drilled by Apache Corporation in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has flowed underground, leading U.S. regulators to order the company to prepare to drill a relief well to control the flow if necessary, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said. [...] A relief well is typically used to stop an uncontrolled flow of gas or fluids from a well when other methods fail.

Upstreamonline: [...] natural gas has been said to be flowing underground for more than a week. [...] Houston-based Apache spokesman Bill Mintz confirmed in an emailed response to Upstream that the well began flowing natural gas on 4 February. [...] It did not offer an explanation of the perceived cause of the underground gas movement.

See also: Radio: Uncontrolled gas flowing from well in Gulf of Mexico -- WSJ: Experts trying to stop flow below seafloor

Published: February 16th, 2013 at 4:17 pm ET
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7 comments to Reuters AlertNet: Gas well has leak beneath floor of U.S. Gulf — Been flowing underground for over 12 days

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Let's see.. Approx.8.000 ft..is deep water drilling and exploration.
    Gas has migrated to 1,000 ft…sands.
    The well is at approx..280 ft..if I am correct..

    All that to say..this is not good.


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  • Thad

    HoR
    Not deep water drlg. The rig is a jack-up means its legs are on bottom in 280 ft of water- the drlg was down to 8,000 ft blowout came up the hole and into a formation at 1,000 ft


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Oh…I thought gas had invaded a shallow well..
    Same issue..


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  • Beyond Zero Point

    You know, according to Mr. Simmons 120 K barrels volcanic
    asphalt a day flows into the Gulf of Mexico, and now this as well all the other corporate greed flowing into the gulf. Me being a native Floridian living on the west coast, I'm am ready to, k_=-?:@$%A T^all those corporate greed mongers


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    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Matthew Simmons, Exposed BP, Drowned in His Hot Tub

      http://survivalist.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/matthew-simmons-exposed-bp-drowned-in-his-own-swimming-pool/

      People in the oil business that 'supposedly' knew him personally for years said he was found dead with the hot tub cover over the hot tub, with him inside. How does a dead man pull the cover over himself?

      He never said he was a saint. He certainly had a change of heart when the Gulf Horizon rig blew, and off he went. The Bayou Corne disaster is only the tip of the iceberg Matt predicted. Taken far enough, the entire mid-West is susceptible to a gas explosion along the New Madrid Fault. It could get much, much worse.


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      • WindorSolarPlease

        Hi Time Is Short

        I always had my suspicions on how Mr. Matthew Simmons died. Even though I never knew the cover was closed on him.

        How can they not look into this further or call it just a normal heart attack?

        He would have had to pull off the best stunt ever.
        Makes no sense, wonder if someone is living the good life, for now?

        The Gulf is still, an on going disaster. There is a limit to abuse this earth will take, then look out.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Yes..I do..The Biloxi Dome is an asphalt volcano.
    Sorry..no link..a bit of Chinese and some rest.
    Nite..all.


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