BP’s Thunder Horse platform listing in Gulf of Mexico

BP PLC said the Thunder Horse semisubmersible platform on Mississippi Canyon Block 778 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, 150 miles southeast of New Orleans, was discovered listing 20-30° after Hurricane Dennis passed through the area.The cause of the platform’s imbalance has not been determined, and BP continues to assess the extent of the damage. Thunder Horse oil field is in development and has not yet begun production. A vessel in the area discovered the platform’s condition at 8:30 a.m. July 11.BP continues to work with the US Coast Guard to create a response plan. At presstime last week, crews had boarded the listing platform, restored partial power, and began pumping ...

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