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Shell confirms Deepwater Pontus BOP incident

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  • Dec 13, 2021
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According to Esgian, an Oslo based company that provides analytical tools for the energy industry, noted that Shell has confirmed that Transocean drillship Deepwater Pontus has been forced to stop working since losing a blowout preventer (BOP) when completing a well late last month.

 

A Shell spokesperson confirmed that a BOP had been dropped to the ocean floor while the drillship was preparing to move off a well located in the Mars Corridor in the Mississippi Canyon area in the Gulf of Mexico. It has been reported that the wellhead remains secure, no leaks have been detected, and there were no injuries.

 

It is understood that the riser broke above its flex joint which resulted in the dropped 15K BOP. Reports suggest that the rig is being used to retrieve the BOP.

 

Source: Esgian

 

Also reported here by Upstream Online

 

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