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BOEM Issues Update on Investigation into Incident on Mariner Energy's Vermilion 380 Platform


09/03/2010


THE BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT,
REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Office of Public Affairs

For Immediate Release
 
News Media Contact: Melissa Schwartz (703) 342-6842

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) inspectors have reported no sign of pollution coming from Mariner Energy Resources's Vermilion 380 platform during an initial inspection of the facility today. 

The inspectors were on the platform for several hours today and confirmed the safety shut-in valves for the associated wells and incoming and outgoing pipelines are all closed, and the platform's tanks and pumps are secure.

BOEM continues to investigate the cause of the incident.

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