Stormy field set to grow

The beginning of the 2006 hurricane season in the US finds operators girding for another onslaught of severe storms.Onshore, inland waters, and offshore fields sustained damage, as revealed in OGJ’s extensive magazine and web-site updates of fallout from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, mostly by Senior Writer Sam Fletcher.One of the fields in the path of destruction, South Louisiana’s giant Lake Washington oil and gas field, is more active than before and set to grow.The operator, Swift Energy Co., Houston, implementing its emergency response plan in advance, prepared all barge-based equipment for Katrina and moved much of it to ports.The company had shut in the field by ...

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