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Hilcorp Abandoned well head JGTB 162; West Bay Area

West Bay Area | 2017-Mar-20

Initial Notification: On March 20, 2017, NOAA was contacted by USCG regarding a discharge from an abandoned gas well head. Responders are in route to begin operations to shut in the well head in the morning. No release rate reported. Overflight conducted for a 1.0x0.5mile sheen, another overflight is anticipated for the afternoon.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:LA crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 20 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 8.68′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 22.43′ West