GREENHILL PETROLEUM CORP., Houston, hired Boots & Coots Inc., Houston, to kill NO. 250 development well blowout in Timbalier Bay oil field, Lafourche Parish, La., after losing control of the well Sept. 29 while recompleting it in a lower zone. Uncontrolled well flow was estimated at several hundred barrels per day, but Greenhill captured most of the oil in field storage tanks. However, enough oil had escaped by dusk Sept. 30 to cause a slick about 5 miles long and 75 yd wide.

Oct 5th, 1992
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