After the now infamous K.S. Endeavor jack-up rig explosion which occurred last week offshore of Nigeria, plans are being made to seal a natural gas exploration well that continues to burn. The Chevron corporation has been open in its statements about working to finalize plans for a relief drilling project in conjunction with last week's explosion.
While the K.S. Endeavor disaster continues, so too does the burning of an offshore natural gas exploration well stationed just offshore Nigeria. Hence, Chevron has issued statements saying that it is taking action to control the well in the "safest way" it knows how: by drilling relief that will "kill the well at depth."
The company further reports that no oil is being spilled from the well and no rig structure can even be seen above water. However, sediment on the sea floor has been disturbed and water around the well shows discoloration. The fire that broke out on the K.S. Endeavor on January 16, 2012 has clearly not been put to rest. Not only are oil companies such as Chevron still reeling from the events of the explosion, but two workers have yet to be found after the rig's fire and collapse.
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