BLOWOUT BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL IN GULF OF MEXICO

Greenhill Petroleum Corp., Houston, killed a well blowout Oct. 9 and began cleaning up oil spilled into Timbalier Bay off La Fourche Parish, La. Development well No. 250 in Timbalier Bay field blew out Sept. 29 while Blake Drilling & Workover Co., Belle Chasse, La., was trying to recomplete it in a deeper zone. Fire broke out as Boots & Coots Inc., Houston, was positioning control equipment at the wellhead (OGJ, Oct. 12, p. 24).

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