Social media pioneers circulated the video, and described the orange flames emanating from the water, due to the circular shape of the fire, which had erupted near an oil platform belonging to the company in the ocean.
The company said: It took more than five hours to completely extinguish the fire.
"Reuters" quoted four sources as saying that the fire had started in an underwater pipeline connected to a platform in the "Kom Malop Zap" oil field in the far south of the Gulf of Mexico.
Reuters saw a report on the accident, which stated that "the turbines of the active oil facilities in Kom Ob Zap were affected by an electric storm and heavy rain."
The report indicated that the company's workers used nitrogen to control the fire.