Fire in the Gulf of Mexico

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 03 Sep 2010 11:16
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Following the BP disaster, its a headline to elicit fear and worry.

Mariner Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ME) confirms that a fire has occurred at a production platform located on Vermilion Block 380, approximately 100 miles from the Louisiana coast. All 13 members of the crew have been evacuated and safely accounted for. No injuries have been reported. In an initial flyover, no hydrocarbon spill was reported.

But before long, a second press release was published.

In a follow up to its news release issued earlier today, Mariner Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ME) reports that the fire at its production platform on Vermilion Block 380 has been extinguished. The crew was transported to medical facilities onshore. No injuries have been reported. Automated shutoff equipment on the platform safely turned off the flow of oil and gas from the platform's seven producing wells before the fire occurred and the crew evacuated.

So not another Deepwater Horizon. This time everything seems to have worked as planned

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