Relief well drilling rig on site at Hercules 265 in GoM

Offshore staff

HOUMA, Louisiana – The Rowan EXL-3 jackup drilling rig is location at the Hercules 265 jackup rig in South Timbalier 220 well A-3 to conduct plugging operations.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has approved Walter Oil & Gas’ permit to drill a relief well. The relief well targets the original problem borehole, and once it reaches that well will be used to pump drilling mud followed by cement to secure the well.


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