Platform Fire or Explosion?

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Any info on tonight’s platform explosion?

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Snorky Sep 06, 2022 08:02 AM
Platform Fire or Explosion?

I'm assuming this is for one of the operating offshore platforms. I have checked local news outlets, cannot find anything on this, pretty sure an explosion would be on there by now.
If this is a flame they see from an offshore platform, it is likely the burning of natural gas pocket to protect against the dangers of over-pressure if one is encountered during the drilling process. I have seen it during the day time too.
There is a similar flame (although I think it might be for different reason/process), but still a product of oil/gas companies, along the NB 101 as you pass La Conchita, definitely seen at night, and still freaks me out, thinking it's a brush fire.

chico berkeley Sep 06, 2022 10:43 AM
Platform Fire or Explosion?

They off gas the H2S and burn it because it is very deadly(1 inhalation of H2S closes down your lungs),so they burn it off on the platforms, or like the La Conchita perpetual candle.

Davidb Sep 06, 2022 05:15 PM
Platform Fire or Explosion?

Re: the La Conchita Flare - When was the last time you looked? IIRC it has been shut down for about two years.

chico berkeley Sep 06, 2022 05:42 PM
Platform Fire or Explosion?

Sorry I don't go that way much but ,IT IS THE SAME THING as what happens out at the derricks.
What a non answer, just a whine.

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