Wednesday, August 14, 2013
hercules 265

Relief Well at South Timbalier 220 Could Become Production Well

The Rowan XL III is busy at work today drilling the relief well at South Timbalier 220 and we are hearing through our network that the relief well being drilled...

August 14, 2013
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Hercules 265 rig fire

Hercules 265 Jack-Up Rig Blowout – “By No Means Was it the Rig Hands Fault”

An anonymous gCaptain source gave us the second-hand run down of what transpired on board the Hercules 265 when at 0845 on July 23, well A-3 blew out at South Timbalier 220,...

August 6, 2013
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Rowan EXL III jack-up rig

Relief Well Drilling to Commence at Site of Hercules Rig Fire

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced this afternoon that the drilling operation to permanently seal the well that blew out at South Timbalier 220 and forced the...

July 30, 2013
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hercules Rig Fire Incident: BSEE Fails Test

A well blew out, a rig is abandoned, and a fire raged uncontrollably in the Gulf of Mexico for an entire day this week. For many, it was a stark...

July 25, 2013
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Hercules Jack-Up Rig Fire is Out, Rowan Jack-Up Contracted for Relief Well

Update 5 (29 July 2013) On 27 July, BSEE approved a permit application by Walter Oil and Gas to drill the relief well which will permanently kill the well that...

July 25, 2013
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

How a Jack-Up Rig Blowout Occurs

From a drilling safety standpoint, jack-up rigs are inherently more dangerous than floating rigs for two main reasons. First, if the well blows out and catches fire, there’s no way...

July 24, 2013
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
hercules 265 well control incident

Hercules Jackup Suffers Loss of Well Control in U.S. Gulf of Mexico [INCIDENT PHOTOS]

Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ: HERO) reported Tuesday that it is experiencing a well control incident on its jackup drilling rig, Hercules 265, in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

July 23, 2013
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