GULF ASSESSES POSSIBLE BEAUFORT SEA SPILL

An oil blowout in the Canadian Beaufort Sea could, under the worst circumstances, cause a spill that would far outrank the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill off Alaska, says Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. Gulf's worst case analysis shows that an uncontrolled well in the Beaufort Sea could spew 40,000 b/d for at least 60 days while a relief well was being drilled. But bridging of the hole likely would stop the oil flow within a few hours. At worst, a Canadian Beaufort well blowout could spill 2.4

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