Leaked 400 barrels of drilling fluid occurred in the Gulf of Mexico

12/20/2012 The American Petroleum Corporation Chevron halted drilling at Moccasin prospect in the Gulf of Mexico after the undersea leak of about 400 barrels of drilling fluid because of damage to the equipment, according to the website of the American edition of Upstream.

Drillship company operates the appraisal well on Block 736 in the region Keathley Canyon, at a depth of 6,400 feet (1.95 kilometers) in about 216 miles (about 347 kilometers) off the coast of Louisiana.

According to the report of the local authorities, the leak of drilling fluid was the result of damage from a special blowout preventer. «Chevron conducts inspections of equipment in order to bring the situation under control" — the company said.

RIA Novosti

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