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FOURTH rig fire in the Gulf in less than a year.

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posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:25 PM
Yes now there are four incidents in the same general area of the same body of water in just less than one year.

Very weird and even weirder that the last two were not in production.

"But Guard officials say Arena reports the platform had been shutdown two weeks ago and was not in production at the time of the incident"

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:40 PM
I can't confirm this but there has been talk of an oil slick in the gulf
100 miles long - was wondering if there is a connection here.

When a rig is shutdown do they usually keep crew there just
the same?

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:51 PM
When a rig shuts down it enters the first stage of being "stacked".

After only 2 weeks of being shut down - the rig should have had at least a crew of engineers taking samples from equipment that can only be done when stacked.

I send equipment to Transocean and BP rigs for oil sampling from machinery like cranes, gearboxes etc..

(would just like to point out that I only work with rigs in europe and the middle east)


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