offshore drilling http://wwno.org en Gas Well On Fire After Blowout In Gulf Of Mexico http://wwno.org/post/gas-well-fire-after-blowout-gulf-mexico A natural gas well off the coast of Louisiana was on fire Wednesday, one day after a blowout forced 44 workers to evacuate. There were no injuries reported.<p>The <a href="http://www.bsee.gov/BSEE-Newsroom/Press-Releases/2013/Press07242013/" target="_blank">Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says</a> the mishap at Well A-3 below a "Hercules 265 jack-up rig," about 55 miles off the Louisiana coast, was first reported around 9:45 a.m. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:18:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 40223 at http://wwno.org Coast Guard: Helicopter Crashes in Gulf of Mexico http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-helicopter-crashes-gulf-mexico <p>The body of a pilot whose helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico has been recovered. The Coast Guard says divers from the vessel Ocean Inspector found the pilot inside the aircraft&#39;s cockpit. The helicopter, owned by PHI Inc., crashed yesterday and was used to take people to oil rigs.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 29 May 2012 14:25:32 +0000 The Associated Press 12279 at http://wwno.org Offshore Rig Worker Admits Faking Blow-Out Preventer Safety Tests http://wwno.org/post/offshore-rig-worker-admits-faking-blow-out-preventer-safety-tests <p>A rig worker has pleaded guilty in federal court to ordering his crew to falsify test results on a faulty blow-out preventer in the Gulf of Mexico. It occurred before and after the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 8329 at http://wwno.org