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Jack Up Rig Hercules 265; 40 NM south of Timbalier Bay, LA

40 NM south of Timbalier Bay, LA | 2013-Jul-23

Initial Notification: On July 23, 2013, NOAA ERD was notified of a well blowout & evacuation of personnel from the rig Hercules 265. This jackup rig is located 40NM south of Timbalier Bay, LA in South Timbalier Block 220. The well is predominantly natural gas, no report of sheen currently from USCG overflight, worst case discharge is 118 bbls of liquid/day (gas+oil+condensate).

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Natural Gas Condensate
Total amount at risk of spill: 168 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 28° 23.05′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 31.73′ West