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Abandoned Well Discharging Gas and Condensate, East Cameron, Offshore Louisiana

Offshore Lousiana | 2022-Feb-15

Initial Notification: On February 15, 2022, the USCG Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Lake Charles contacted NOAA SSC about an abandoned well that was discharging gas and condensate. The amount being discharged is unknown. A silvery sheen of approximately 1 mile in length was reported. MSU LKC requested information about the fate and effects of condensate, NOAA SSC provided information over the phone. A CG field team is investigating.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 38.63′ North
Longitude (approximate): 92° 53.40′ West