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Cox Well P&A Release; Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico | 2021-Apr-30

Initial Notification: On April 30, 2021, the USCG MSU Houma Incident Management Division (IMD) contacted NOAA SSC to report a wellhead leak. It was reported that the responsible party Cox Operating facility was conducting a plug and abandon (P&A) operation. The rate of release and maximum potential release is unknown at this time. MSU Houma requested a worse case discharge trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: unknown gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 1.38′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 16.23′ West