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Blowouts and Well Control Problems

All Blowouts 2001 - 2005

2011-2015  |   2006-2010  |   2001-2005  |   1996-2000  |   1990-1995  |   1980-1989  |   Prior to 1980

DistDateOperatorLease/Facility NameLease/IDPermit #Well #Field NameCountyFireH2SInjuriesDeathsRemarks
7B 12/14/2005 Telesis Operating Co., Inc Ritchie-37-     2   Palo Pinto Y   1 0 crater created explosion
8 12/4/05 Endeavor Energy Resources L.P. Curry     1H   Reeves Y N 0 0 unknown
6 10/29/05 Enerquest Corp. Graves Gas Unit     4R   Shelby Y   0 0 Gas kick during drilling
7B 10/28/05 HILL-LAKE GAS STORAGE Hill (Lake Sand)   552300 16 Hill (Lake Storage) Eastland N Y 0 0  
7B 10/28/05 MCCOWN ENGINEERING Lee   606663 1   Palo Pinto N   0 0 Gas kick during drilling
8A 10/27/05 XTO Energy Inc Cornell Unit 19453   3119W Wasson Yoakum N   0 0 blanking plug fell on throught the packer
2 10/20/05 Esesjay Operating Inc. Bialek Gas Unit   605099 1 Wildcat DeWitt N   0 0 when well kicked the blind rams were shut in on drill pipe.
3 10/10/05 Palmer Petroleum Inc. Starnes 24692   1 Ft. Trinidad, SW (Buda) Madison N N 0 0 Cause of spray from the wellhead is tubing/casin packing failure
7B 09/29/05 JILPETCO INC. Barron   606427 5 Wildcat Palo Pinto N   0 0 mud blew out kill line into reserve pit.
8A 9/11/05 Occidental Permian Ltd. Wasson ODC Unit 60000   24W   Yoakum N N 0 0 blowing out throught the packing on the tubing/casing wellhead.
3 8/18/05 Stratco Operating Co, Inc Lewis, J. C. 176502   5 Live Oak Bayou (Miocene) Matagorda N Y 0 0 well was left flowing while being worked over during the night
6 8/5/05 Virtex Petroleum Co, Inc Garrison Gas Unit   603541 7 Garrison Nacogdoches N   0 0 BOP stack failed to hold.
2 7/29/05 C & E Operating Tigner   601162 1 Wildcat Calhoun N N 0 0 seal on the bop started leaking.
2 7/26/05 Force 4 Energy Resources Inc. A. E. Prost Gas Unit         Live Oak N   0 0 Plugging Operation
8A 7/13/05 Tamarack Petroleum Company Inc Harrison, w. Lee Unit 60663   7 Lee Harrison Lubbock N N 0 0 Closed valve did not hold.
6 6/27/05 Geovest Flanagan C Gas Unit   600091 5   Gregg N N 0 0 well casing parted during fracture operation
3 6/23/05 ExxonMobil Bracewell Unit 160131     Giddings Austin Chalk Gas Grimes N Y 1   3/4 inch valve blew off
2 6/17/05 Dewbre Petroleum Corp R. Ruhmann Gas Unit   554993 2E   Karnes N   0 0 Packer Failed
3 6/1/05 LGDC Corp Shmidl-Brooks   560423 1 Wildcat Harris Y   0 0  
2 5/16/05 Mission Resources Corporation Fritz Weise   555265 2   Goliad     0 0 failed grease fitting on the tree.
8 5/13/05 Wiser Oil Co., The Hondo 34444   1 Dimmitt (Delaware) Loving   Y 0 0  
8 5/1/05 Celero Energy, L.P. G. W. O'Brien   559368 1607 Ward-Estes, North Winkler N   0 0 operator unable to close blowout preventers
6 4/28/05 Newfield Exploration Company Culver, G. W. 107812   1-A Willow Springs Gregg   N 0 0  
10 4/26/05 BP America Shchultz "A"   554809 7772   Lipscomb N   0 0 power swivel fell into rod basket of pulling unit.
3 3/10/05 Atmic Inc Hurta 181120   2 Needville (Vicksburg) Fort Bend N Y 0 0  
3 2/28/05 7711 Corp Little Unit 24269   1 Kurten (Buda) Brazos Y       Local Fire Department on location.
3 2/12/05 PRIMAL ENERGY CORPORATION E. R. Taylor   548959 2 Pierce Junction Harris N N 0 0  
8 1/30/05 ENERVEST OPERATING L.L.C. Enervest Fee O.B. Price   550758 10 Westbrook Mitchell N   0 0 Production casing rose out of ground
3 1/24/05 DOMINION EXPL. & PROD., INC. Sheridan Gas Unit   554032 104 Sheridan (Wilcox) Colorado N   0 0 4 mi SE of Sheridan
8A 1/19/05 OCCIDENTAL PERMIAN LTD. Denver Unit 18910   2210   Yoakum         W on Hwy 83 to Hwy 1622 from Denver City
3 1/18/05 COMSTOCK OIL & GAS, INC. BSMC Unit B   545666 1   Polk     0 0 E on 190 11.5 miles
8A 12/22/04 Occidental Permian Ltd. Denver Unit 18910   6721 Wasson Gaines N N 0 0 Sec 44 blk AX PSL Survey
6 11/15/04 Marathon Oil Company USA Ellington   548529 2H   Shelby   N 0 0 N of Milam on Hwy 287 to FM 2261
8 11/10/04 Endeavor Energy Resources L.P. Texas American Syndicate Unit "316"   542244 2H Perry Bass (Devonian) Pecos Y   0 0 4 1/2" liner ws blown out of the hole.
8 10/28/04 Riata Energy Inc West Ranch   549224 2306 Pinon (Overthrust) Pecos N N 0 0 weak point in flowline split
8a 8/2/04 Kinder Morgan Sacroc Unit 03137   293-04 Kelly-Snyder Scurry   n 0 0 sub pump mandrell corroded
3 7/14/04 Dow Chemcical Dow Fee   538187 14 Stratton Ridge Brazoria Y N 0 0 lost circulation, well came in and ignited at shale shaker
3 6/13/04 Dow Chemcical Dow   538187 14 Stratton Ridge Brazoria   Y 0 0 remnants of product released from a subsurface failure
6 6/10/04 BRG Petroleum Corp Peterson Gas Unit   544247 4 Naconiche Creek Nacogdoches N N 0 0 wellhead gave up right underneath the BOPS
3 5/4/04 Ventex Oper. Corp Saint David   541965 1 W/C Matagorda     0 0  
8A 4/2/2004 LYNX OPERATING Elam     1y   Gaines N   1 0 attempting to complete in the Yate fm at 3000"
3 3/3/2004 TRANSTEXAS GAS CORPORATION Guenther Gas Unit   522153 1 Wildcat Wharton N N 0 0  
3 2/9/2004 Patterson Petroleum L.P. Loyd   539382 1 Kurten (Buda) Brazos N N 0 0  
4 2/5/2004 Loudon Exploration, Inc. Lopez   540939 4   Brooks n   0 0  
2 11/2/2003 HOLLIMON OIL CORP Hewitt "A"   534661   Telferner North (2150) Victoria n N 0 0  
6 10/27/2003 CLASSIC OIL & GAS, INC. S.L. Hol 196152   12 Carthage, S (CV) Panola N N 0 0 choke valve had cut out on the tree
8 10/18/2003 ENDEAVOR ENERGY RESOU             N   0 0  
2 8/6/2003 HOLLIMON OIL CORP Strieback   533923 1 Wildcat Live Oak Y N 0 0  
8A 7/31/2003 ENERGEN RESOURCES CORP North Robetson Unit     3539 Robertson,N.(ClearFork 7100) Gaines N N 0 0 nipple on casing blew
6 7/22/2003 PXP GULF COAST INC TXU-Tompkins   194894 1 Beckville (Cotton Valley) Panola     0 0  
3 3/6/2003 CHIEF OPERATING CO. Mitchell   511892 3 Brookshire Waller N N 2 0 impr.plugged & being reentered
3 2/18/2003 JAMEX, INC. McDonald, Zoe Blunt 189163   1 Cleveland Liberty N N 0 0 well was killed
3 1/14/2003 LONE WOLF OPERATING COMPANY J. B. Children 1991 Trust 190075   1A Brookshire Waller N N 0 0 pulling tubing & packer blew last 3 jts out of hole
6 1/6/2003 SOTHWESTERN ENERGY PRODUCTION Jasper Wilson Gas Unit 1     3   Smith N N 0 0  
8 12/14/2002 NES PERMIAN BASIN, L.P. Big Springs Brine Station         Howard N N 0 0  
3 10/9/2002 PEOPLES ENERGY PROD.-TX,L.P. Amoco Fee 23105   3 Port Arthur Jefferson N N 0 0  
9 9/25/2002 JERRY HESS OPERATING CO. Griffin   520242 3 Newark,East (Barnett Shale) Denton N N 0 0  
7C 9/23/2002 BP AMERICAN PRODUCTION COMPANY Banner Estate   518508 4H Brown-Bassett (Strawn) Terrell N N 0 0  
9 9/12/2002 JERRY HESS OPERATING CO. Foster 187504     Newark,East (Barnett Shale) Wise N N 0 0 killed well using lese brine
4 9/9/2002 EL PASO PRODUCTION O&G CO Walker   522293 2 Kingsville SW (Taos) Kleberg N N 0 0  
2 7/10/2002 RANGE PRODUCTION COMPANY Fitch-Mosier 163814   1 Speaks Field (3600) Lavaca N N 0 0  
3 6/24/2002 DEVON GAS SERVICES, LP Tunis A Compressor           Y N 0 0 Comp.caught fire being cleaned
7B 6/18/2002 STOVAL OPERATING CO Joe Singleton   520046 1   Palo Pinto N N 0 0  
3 6/17/2002 KAISER-FRANCIS OIL CO. Drastata   493264   Jones Creek Wharton N N 0 0  
2 6/9/2002 UNITED OIL & MINERALS United   520572 2SWD Speaks, SW(2600) Lavaca N N 0 0  
9 5/27/2002 DEVON ENERGY OPERATING CO. L.P. DCCO 1-Sullivan, P.G."A" 174222   5 Newark,East (Barnett Shale) Denton N N 0 0  
9 5/16/2002 3-R Production, Inc. I.G.Yates   516293 R1   Jack N N 0 0  
5 4/3/2002 FOUR SEVENS OP. COMPANY., LTD. Haslett "78" GU   516923 1 Newark,East (Barnett Shale) Tarrant N N 0 0  
4 4/3/2002 DEWBRE PETROLEUM Allen East 518365   A2 Ricardo Kleberg N N 0 0  
3 2/27/2002 SANDI PRODUCTION INC. St.Regis Paper Co.,Et Al   100461 2   Trinity N N 0 0  
3 3/24/2002 BRIGHAM OIL & GAS, L.P. Burkhart     1 Wildcat Matagorda N N     Blowing dry gas
6 11/23/2001 PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY Ruby   514562 1 Huxley (6100) Shelby N N 0 0  
4 6/13/01 COASTAL OIL & GAS CORPORATION Guerra GU "D" ? 160884   6 Bob West Starr N N     Workover-replacing tubing
8 9/13/01 RANGE PRODUCTION COMPANY RW FOSTER 15 511424   2 Conger (Penn) Sterling N N      
5 6/5/01 MARATHON OIL COMPANY Utley "C"     7-X   Freestone N N 0 0 Swabbing-well kicked
6E 5/31/01 ASCEND OIL & GAS LLC Elder 07482   7   ? N N 0 0 Shut-in well pressured up
3 5/22/01 GAITHER PETROLEUM CORPORATION THEUMAN 110058   2 WYLIE Colorado          
5 5/21/01 BROWN OIL & GAS Reid, J. W. 00925   10 Mexia Limestone N N 0 0 Pulled tubing-well kicked
4 5/16/01 COASTAL OIL & GAS CORPORATION Samano   508219 21   Starr N N 0 0 Drilling well-water supply well blew
3 5/12/01 ESENJAY EXPLORATION, INC. Runnels Gas Unit   502567 5 W/C Matagorda N N 0 0 Drill Well
4 5/4/01 TEXAS CRUDE ENERGY, INC. Smith   496958 1 Flour Bluff Nueces N N 0 0 Drilling-Bull Plug Failure
2 4/30/01 KEBO OIL & GAS, INC. Clay West Burns     A--1   Live Oak N N 0 0 Drilling break-well kicked
8A 4/10/01 OXY PERMIAN Cedar Lake Unit 00577   481 Cedar Lake Gaines N N 0 0 Started flowing gas between csg & tbg
1 3/7/01 REXCOM, INC. Moczygemba 14060   1 Lyssy (Carrizo "D" Sand) Wilson N N 0 0 Workover-dropped on joint of tubing
8A 2/22/01 SHARP IMAGE ENERGY, INC. S. Lake Thomas   503967 1 Double -S- (Canyon Reef) Borden N N 2 0 Swabbing-well kicked
9 2/19/01 MITCHELL ENERGY CORPORATION Logan, H. H. 134467   2-T Newmark, East (Barnett Shale) Wise N N 0 0 Drill Well-pulling out of hole
8A 2/16/01 OXY PERMIAN Denver Unit 18910   3928 Wasson Yoakum N Y 0 0 Mechanical failure on pumping unit
3 2/16/01 RTC RESOURCES INC. Litman   504699 6 Brookshire Waller N N 0 0 Logging well-well kicked
2 1/19/01 MUELLER EXPLORATION, INC. McReynolds   500832 1 Wildcat/Joesph P. Mueller Lavaca N N 0 0  
8 1/18/01 CHEVRON U. S. A. INC. Hutchings Stock Assn. 07337   773 Ward-Estes, North Ward N N 0 0 C02 Flood-Flowing back a well
3 1/16/01 GEN-NAN RESOURCES & EQUP., INC. Kuratti   502322 9 Brookshire Waller N N 0 0  
6E 1/4/01 CADDO ENERGY McKinley     38              
3 1/2/01 HS RESOURCES, INC. Arriola   502607 1 1 Hardin N N 0 0 Underground Well Control Problem

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