* Says one of its pipeline got ruptured
* Says six wells immediately shut-in upon pipeline rupture
* Says provides notice of Force Majeure to all parties
* Says three workers received minor injuries
Feb 25 Contango Oil & Gas Co (MCF.A) said one of
its pipelines, which transports production from six wells, got
ruptured in a drudge contract by the Army Corps of Engineers,
resulting in a shut-in of its EI-11H platform production.
The incident, which occurred on Wednesday, caused the
stalling of production from 6 wells, including four Mary Rose
wells, a Dutch well, and Eloise North, the company said.
All applicable state, federal agencies and the company's
insurance carrier have been notified, the company said.
The company said it has provided the notice of force majeure
to all applicable parties.
The ruptured 20 inch pipeline runs from EI-11 gathering
platform to the EI-63 platform where its pipeline joins a
pipeline that transports its production to shore, the company
At the time of the incident, the pipeline was flowing about
125 million cubic feet equivalent per day to Contango, the
Three workers of the private company that was performing the
dredging received minor injuries, the company said.
(Reporting by Archana Shankar in Bangalore; Editing by Jon