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US Agents Raid Office of Deep-Water Driller in Rare Move After Oil Spill

  • QuarterNorth struggled to control undersea well, people say
  • Driller was bound by non-prosecution agreement signed in 2021
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Federal investigators raided a deep-water oil explorer’s Louisiana office last week as part of a probe into an offshore spill, a rare escalation for a US environmental case.   

QuarterNorth Energy LLC’s office in Lafayette, Louisiana, was searched by investigators from the US Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency for materials related to a leaking well, according to people with knowledge of the situation.