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Hasbah 6

250 km NW of Qatar, 140 km N of Saudi Arabia, Gulf of Arabia | 1980-Oct-02

Initial Notification: On the morning of October 2, 1980, exploratory well No. 6, being drilled by the rig Ron Tappmeyer in the Hasbah oil field, blew out. Crude oil began to discharge into the Gulf of Arabia. The hazard caused by the release of hydrogen sulfide gas delayed efforts to control the blowout. The well discharged oil until October 10 when it was capped. Keyword: Boom, manual removal, vacuum trucks, sub-surface oil, blowout, skimmer..

Incident Details
Products of concern:Crude Oil
Latitude (approximate): 20° 10.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 50° 0.00′ East
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Applied
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable