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Fieldwood Grand Chenier (Quarter North); Cameron Parish, Louisiana

Cameron Parish, Louisiana | 2022-Feb-24

Initial Notification: During Hurricane Laura (08/25/20), an estimated 2,400 barrels of crude oil condensate was discharged from a storage tank at the Fieldwood Grand Chenier separation facility, breached the containment area, and contaminated the surrounding marsh. The RP recovered much of the oil in the containment area and was working on the surrounding marsh when operations were suspended due to the arrival of Tropical Storm Beta (09/19/20). In February of 2022, MSU Lake Charles contacted NOAA SSC for input on the feasibility of an in-situ burn (ISB) to address the residual contamination. The ISB is tentatively scheduled for late April, pending RRT concurrence.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Tags:Hurricane
Products of concern:Crude condensate (API >45
Total amount at risk of spill: 2,400 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 45.89′ North
Longitude (approximate): 92° 57.60′ West