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Yuma Energy Main Pass Block 4 Wellhead

Breton Sound, LA, USA | 2020-Dec-21

Initial Notification: On December 21, 2020, NOAA opened this hotline for an incident that began on October 26, 2020. The USCG has received reports of intermittent sheening from inactive Yuma wellhead serial #207985 since Hurricane Zeta made landfall, 26 Oct 2020. Well is located in Breton Sound, LA. The leak is a steady drip of oil and water mixture above the waterline resulting in a light silver to rainbow sheen. No shoreline impacts observed to date. Yuma filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in October and is unable to take response actions. LADNR has entered the well into their Orphaned/Abandoned well program and contracted an OSRO to deploy boom. NOAA providing fate/trajectory and resources at risk as requested.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 41.38′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 21.60′ West