July, 1975

This is a repeating event

197501JulAll DayFateh Blowout 1975Fateh Oilfield, Dubai UAE (AE) Origin: Marsh Industry:OffshoreCountry:Abu DhabiLanguage:EN


The Fateh Field L-3 development well had reached 4,180ft when a “kick” occurred. The kick control effort was terminated and the rig abandoned when gas broke around the 20-inch shoe and bubbled up under the platform.

Eight days after the blowout, the gas ignited, and after two weeks the rig and platform disappeared beneath the waters.