Apparently there was a blowout yesterday evening at an EOG site in the Eagle Ford Shale but no workers were hurt. Currently, the only source for this story is Drilling Ahead where they have some photos posted without attribution.
A nearby resident, who asked not to be identified, said her husband was in the front yard with their 4 year-old son at the time of the explosion and saw workers running. When he asked workers what happened the workers kept running so he too grabbed their son and ran, she said.
This sounds a little like the Eagleridge blowout in Denton where workers fled the scene leaving residents wondering what was happening. Maybe they shouldn’t be drilling so close to residents.
Facebook posts by workers in the area indicate the drilling rig was Nabors Rig F38 and that Halliburton was on location at the time of blow out possibly indicating they may have been cementing at the time of loss of well control.
We have not been able to confirm the information from Facebook
If the cement was not in place, what was protecting the water? What happened to the blow out preventer?
You might remember that Nabors sets the record for deaths of oilfield workers in Texas. With their record of accidents, I have to wonder why operators still contract with them. Do they give deep discounts?
From the comments: News video: The fire is going to burn for days.
The fire is expected to burn for a couple of days.
I hope they don’t need any water to put out the fracking fire because fracking used up all the water down there.
Update: This well was capped on September 4th.
YOAKUM — Workers have now capped the oil well which blew out Aug. 28, causing an explosion and fire which raged for several days. Source