Rowan fights second well blowout in a year at the same site

|About: Rowan Companies plc (RDC)|By:, SA News Editor

Yesterday's blowout at a natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico is the second time in a year Rowan (RDC) has lost control while drilling at the same location with the same rig.

Bloomberg says workers on RDC's “Louisiana” rig - one of the oldest in its fleet - are still trying to gain control of a well in Vermilion Block 356, about 100 miles off the Louisiana coast, where another blowout occurred last April.

RDC and EnVen energy are pumping heavy drilling mud into the out-of-control well to kill it; so far, no fire, explosion or oil spill has occurred from the blowout and no one has been injured.