Dominion airlifts gas


Dominion Technology Gases (DTG) has hired one of the worlds largest cargo aircraft to fly a US$750,000 consignment of diving gas to South Africa after being called in to help repair an offshore well.

The industrial cylinder gas company trucked the helium gas to Prague, Czech Republic, where it was loaded aboard a Russian-made Ilyushin IL76 aircraft and flown to South Africa.

Petro SA requested Dominions help on a sub sea completion in the EM Field off Mossel Bay after a shear pin on a production tree penetrator apparently snapped during extraction, preventing the completion of the recovery.

The incident happened during a well workover forcing a halt to work until the penetrator had been removed.

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