By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 4 -- Drilling on the BP PLC-operated Thunder Horse field in Mississippi Canyon Block 822 remains suspended this week as Transocean Inc. continues repairs to its Discoverer Enterprise drillship.
A drilling riser separated on the rig in late May, but there were no injuries reported and no hydrocarbons released, Transocean reported May 23.
"A visual inspection of the wellhead with a remote-operated vehicle showed no wellhead damage," Transocean said at that time. It estimated at least 2-3 weeks would be needed for repairs and a full investigation of the accident.
Transocean said Wednesday the company is on schedule with repairs, having pulled up the riser at the forward rotary table and is expected to finish the balance of the riser work Thursday.