ExxonMobil plugs small leak on Gulf of Mexico platform; production back up and running

By Phaedra Friend Troy

Working swiftly to resolve the issue, super-major ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) has already plugged a leak that occurred from one of its platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. 

On January 1, ExxonMobil reported a small leak of condensate from one of its platforms in the Gulf of Mexico to the US National Response Center

“ExxonMobil confirms that it notified authorities of a release of approximately 0.5 gallons of condensate from one of its platforms located in block 73 in the Gulf of Mexico on January 1,” the company said in a statement to PennEnergy. 

The company shut-in production, and fixed the leak. Production has already recommenced from the platform. 

“The platform was immediately shut in and repairs were completed. The platform restarted within 24 hours. The release quickly dissipated naturally,” the statement continued. 

Reuters reported that the “pinhole” leak caused a mile-long sheen in the waters of the Gulf.

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