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Blowouts and Well Control Problems

All Blowouts 1990-1995

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

DistDateOperatorLease/Facility NameLease/IDPermit #Well #Field NameCountyFireH2SInjuriesDeathsRemarks
3 12/15/95 BADGER ENERGY, INC. Gibbs 157755 440934 2 Dean Lake (Wilcox 13300) Montgomery N N 0 0 Halliburton fracing well
8A 11/19/95 SHARP IMAGE ENERGY, INC. Morrison   441937 1 Wildcat Kent N N 0 0 Blew during drilling operations
6 11/16/95 SUBURBAN PROPANE/QUANTUM CHEM. Hainesville Terminal 10048   4 Hainesville Dome (Woodbine) Wood Y 0 0 0 (Propane Storage Well Blew)
4 11/3/95 TRANS TEXAS GAS CORPORATION Isidro Hinojosa Gas Unit   438229 1 N/A Starr Y N 0 1  
8A 10/31/95 MOBIL PRODUCING TX. & N.M. INC. East Mallet Unit 15298   137 Slaughter Hockley N N 0 0  
8A 10/30/95 Shell Western E & P Inc. Denver Unit 18910   3626 Wasson Yoakum          
8A 10/12/95 SHELL WESTERN E & P INC Wasson South Clearfork Unit 62865   7509S Wasson 72 Gaines N N 1 0 (Drilling out bridge plug)
6 10/9/95 J-W OPERATING CO. Alva Williams   438123 2 N/A Smith N N 0 0  
3 10/2/95 CHESAPEAKE OPERATING INC. Wellman   439617 2H Giddings (Austin Chalk) Grimes N N 0 0 (Blew during drilling operation)
2 9/24/95 ENERGY INTERNATIONAL Katheline Roche 081522   A 3 Roche, West (Griffith) Refugio N N 0 0  
6 9/22/95 RIATA ENERGY, INC. C. A. Stephens   439926 2 Trinity (Carrizo) Houston N N 0 0 (Reentered & Completing Well)
8A 9/20/95 SHELL WESTERN E & P INC. Denver Unit 18910   3626 Wasson Yoakum N Y 0 0 (Currently worked over well)
2 9/7/95 SENECA RESOURCES CORP. Goodrich   438634 1 Wildcat Lavaca N N 0 0 (Pulling drill pipe)
2 7/26/95 SUPERIOR OIL & GAS INVT, L.L.C. Foerster   437207 1 Wildcat Goliad N N 0 0 (Changing Bit)
8 7/20/95 GLOSSOP, ROBERT L. McDonald   437394 1 N/A Pecos N Y 0 0 (Controlled Blowout)
3 7/13/95 GAITHER PETROLEUM CORPORATION Tomball GU 2 092464   17 Tomball (Schultz N.W.) Harris N N 0 0 (Workover -Changing tubing)
2 6/16/95 SNYDER OIL CORPORATION Bennett, J.M. 151002   4 La Salle, West (Frio 5800) Jackson N N 0 0 (Recompleting Well)
4 2/24/95 MUSTANG OIL & GAS CORPORATION Raul Guerra   432630 1 N/A Zapata Y N 0 0  
7B 1/13/95 PITCOCK, INC. F. Green   429868 1 Wildcat Palo Pinto N N 0 0  
4 12/29/94 COASTAL OIL & GAS CORPORATION Guerra GU "A"   426295 14 N/A Starr N N 0 0  
8A 12/14/94 UNION OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA Reinecke Unit 60780   67 Reinecke Borden N N 0 0  
6 12/13/94 UNIDENTIFIED OPERATOR Pickering Lumber Company     B Joaquin (Jeter) Shelby N N 0 0 State Plug Code 06-6766
7B 12/5/94 PRINCIPAL OIL CORP. Whitis   430150 1 N/A Erath N N 0 0 (Drill Stem Test)
4 9/25/94 FINA OIL & CHEMICAL COMPANY Pearl Keirn   425587 5 Wildcat Hidalgo N N 0 0 (Drilling Operation)
7B 8/12/94 JONES COMPANY, LTD. Stunkard 2-B   422657 1 Wildcat/Shackelford Co. Reg. Shackelford Y N 0 0  
2 6/19/94 MCGOWAN WORKING PARTNERS L. P. Schultz 116280   6 Heyser (5400 #2) Victoria N N 0 0 Abandoned Well
3 6/13/94 TEXAS ONSHORE ENERGY, INC. J. A. Morgan "B" 14144   1 Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) Fayette N N 0 0  
7B 5/8/94 SABRE OIL AND GAS CORP. Boggus   422156 1 Wildcat/Palo Pinto Co. Reg. Palo Pinto N N 0 0  
2 4/7/94 RINCON PETROLEUM CORPORATION Michael Fox Estate -A- 00064 420150 9 Blanconia Bee N N 0 0  
7B 3/26/94 JONES COMPANY, LTD. Stunkard Unit   421662 1 Wildcat/Shackelford Co. Reg. Shackelford N N 0 0  
8 2/22/94 DUNDEE PETROLEUM CORPORATION Rio Pecos 27693   1 Dani (Wolfcamp, Upper) Pecos N Y 0 0  
4 2/11/94 TRANSTEXAS GAS CORPORATION Carr   419449 95 N/A Webb N N 0 0  
3 2/5/94 PLUM OIL & GAS Urbanovsky-Bryant Unit 13917   2 Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) Burleson Y N 0 0  
3 2/1/94 SOUTHAMPTON MINERAL CORPORATION Long Bell Petroleum 124948   1 Doucette (Woodbine) Tyler N N 0 0  
7B 1/6/94 EP OPERATING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Cook Ranch 63   419431 1 Wildcat Shackelford N N 0 0  
4 12/27/93 HLS PRODUCING, INC. Rehmet "A" 120959   7 Tecolote, West (2200) Jim Wells N N 0 0  
6 12/23/93 TRICH PRODUCTION, INC. Ina Hart Gas Unit   416287 1 Oak Hill (Cotton Valley) Harrison N N 0 0  
3 11/23/93 CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. Whitmore   416289 1H Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) Brazos N N 0 0 Downhole packer failure
7C 11/8/93 TEXACO E & P INC. A.R, Kincaid Trust 'B' 147346 416987 18 Ozona (Canyon Sand) Crockett N N 0 0 Lilly Const. backhoe hit well.
3 10/28/93 UNION PACIFIC RESOURCES COMPANY Dunlop-Keyser Unit   414854 1 Giddins (Austin Chalk-3) Brazos N N 0 0  
4 10/1/93 AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY Peters Estate Gas Unit   413823 2 Muy Grande Duval N Y 0 0  
7B 9/12/93 BRECK OPERATING CORP. Nail Tract 20   414652 2D Wildcat Shackelford N N 0 0  
6 9/8/93 BEEM OIL & GAS COMPANY John Mims Gas Unit 1 085894   1 Oak Hill (Cotton Valley) Rusk N N 0 0  
6 8/16/93 HUNT, WM. HERBERT TRUST EST. Tillman   414213 1 Days Chapel (Woodbine) Anderson N N 0 0  
3 7/27/93 CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. Neidra 17617 146836 1H Giddings (Austin Chalk, Gas) Fayette N N 0 0  
2 7/17/93 SANCHEZ-O'BRIEN OIL & GAS CORP. Hilbrich-Sellers   411074 1 Caliente (13,700) Karnes Y N 0 0  
4 6/25/93 VALERA OIL COMPANY W. K. Hoffman 111190   18 Big Al (Lower Pettus) Duval N N 0 0 (Recompletion operation)
4 6/24/93 LITTLE, LOU OPERATING CO., INC. H. W. Gee   411469 9 Agua Dulce Nueces N N 0 0  
7B 5/13/93 HARWELL ENTERPRISES INC. Holt "A"   411111 1 N/A Palo Pinto N N 0 0  
4 4/9/93 COLUMBUS ENERGY CORP. Acevedo-Haering   409423 5Q Laredo, S. (Queen City) Webb N N 0 0  
3 4/2/93 TORCH OPERATING COMPANY Baca   408522 1H Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) Fayette Y N 6 1  
6 3/20/93 SAMSON RESOURCES COMPANY Paul P. Rogers   406099 6 Carthage (Cotton Valley) Panola N N 0 0 "Fracing well"
3 3/10/93 HOWELL PETROLEUM CORPORATION W. W. Duson -D- Lease 02459   1 Hutchins-Kubela (Gilcrease Sd.) Wharton N N 0 0  
8 2/2/93 TEXACO E & P INC. Mabee Unit 04010   377W Mabee Andrews N Y 0 0 (Tubing valve failure)
9 1/7/93 E. ANTLE Jones   406961 1 N/A Wise Y N 0 0  
6 12/31/92 TEXACO E & P INC. Crenshaw Gas Unit 2   403516 3 Bethany, E. (Cotton Valley) Panola Y N 2 0  
8 11/19/92 ARCH PETROLEUM INC. Pure Walton 136703   15G Keystone (Ellenburger) Field Winkler N N 0 0  
3 11/18/92 MIDCHANNEL OIL & GAS, INC. J. O. Nelson   404253 9 Livingston (2410) Polk N N 0 0  
2 11/13/92 WOOD HI CO., INC. F. H. Burns   403940 A-5 Pridham Lake Victoria Y N 0 0  
6 11/8/92 EXXON CORP. Hawkins Field Unit   404594 3203 Hawkins (Woodbine) Wood Y N 0 0  
4 10/28/92 COLUMBUS ENERGY CORP. Acevedo-Haering   404666 4 Wildcat/Volz (Lobo) Webb N N 0 0  
3 10/11/92 COLUMBUS ENERGY CORP. S.J.R.A.   403289 3J Sralla Road (Jackson 9050) Harris N N 1 0  
3 9/17/92 UNIDENTIFIED OPERATOR MASON     A HUMBLE HARRIS N Y 0 0  
3 9/16/92 J. H. PHELAN Dennis Heirs     3 Humble Harris N Y 0 0 (Tree Chopper Hit Well)
3 9/3/92 STANLEY H. ROSENTHAL Kountze, Denman, ETAL -A- 00099   6 Arch Matagorda N N 0 0 (Producing Well-Packer failure)
7C 8/24/92 ENRON OIL & GAS COMPANY Henderston Trust 2701 ST   402350 2701ST Ozona (Canyon Sand) Crockett Y N 0 0  
7B 8/12/92 ROMAC OIL COMPANY, INC. Bailes-Parmenter-Jones Unit #1 04874   8 Bailes Throckmorton N N 0 0  
3 6/13/92 C. F. HAAS OIL & GAS INC. C. J. Daboval   93125 A 5 Daboval (7180) Wharton N N 0 0 (Producing Well)
3 6/13/92 ROYAL OIL & GAS CORP. Roades Unit   398895 1 Wildcat Wharton N N 0 0  
2 6/10/92 SFM HOLDINGS, INC. O. R. Borchers 070346   4 Borchers (2300) Lavaca N N 0 0  
3 5/10/92 UNION PACIFIC RESOURCES COMPANY Yelderman-Bredthauer Unit   394036 1 Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) Washington N N 0 0  
7C 3/8/92 SAMSON RESOURCES COMPANY Gerald Nicks 141127 394948 3 Whitehead (Strawn) Sutton N N 0 0  
9 3/3/92 ARCO OIL & GAS CO. Walnut Bend Field Unit No. 2 13266   403 Walnut Bend (Hudspeth) Cooke Y N 2 0  
8 2/28/92 PARKER & PARSLEY DEVELOPMENT CO. Westerfeld   396059 1 Spraberry (Trend Area) Midland N N 0 0  
3 1/24/92 -0- Stop-N-Go Store, Tomball, Texas       Near Hook Gas Field Harris N N 0 0 (Water well started blowing gas)
7B 1/24/92 JONES COMPANY, LTD. Hickman "13"   395837 2 N/A Shackelford N N 0 0  
10 1/22/92 COMSTOCK OIL & GAS, INC. Bivins 06012   5025M Panhandle Potter County Moore N N 0 0 RRC Witnessed P&A Job
3 1/14/92 DSTJ Corporation Arco Hardin County School Land   394450 1 Village Mills Hardin Y N 0 0  
8 12/28/91 MATADOR OPERATING COMPANY Bailey     1 Wildhorse (Upper Canyon) Howard N N 0 0 (Truck backed over Xmas tree.)
8 12/19/91 CLEERE OPERATING CO. Terry 8 32352   1 Conger (Penn) Sterling Y N 1 0  
8 12/10/91 PARKER & PARSLEY DEV. CO. Hutt "F"   394561 1 Spraberry (Trend Area) Midland N N 0 0  
2 12/1/91 CTR PETROLEUM INC. F. B. Rooke "B" 063578   18 Refugio Heard (2850) Refugio N N 0 0  
8A 11/24/91 AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY North Cedar Lake Unit     23 N/A Gaines N N 3 0  
8 11/15/91 SCHNEIDER OIL AND GAS University -D- 06733   1 Taylor Link Pecos N N 0 0  
3 11/15/91 THE DOW CHEMICAL CO. Dow Fee 14753   2A Stratton Ridge Brazoria N N 0 0 (Well head blew off)
3 11/13/91 Ken Petroleum Corporation B. L. Franke 055933   1 Hutchins, SW (5800 Sd) Wharton N N 0 0 In process of plugging well.
3 10/24/91 CHEASAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. Abbie   381955 1H Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) Fayette Y N 0 0  
2 10/2/91 QUINTANA PETROLEUM CORPORATION Fannie V. W. Heard 074197   1G Tom O'Connor (4050) Refugio N N 0 0  
8 9/27/91 TEXASGULF INC. Lethco Et Al-State of Texas   391757 2030 Wildcat Pecos N Y 0 0  
7C 9/23/91 MIDAMERICA RESOURCES, INC. Turner "C" 08035   1 Spraberry (Trend Area) Reagan N N 0 0  
7C 9/13/91 C. F. LAWRENCE & ASSOC. INC. Todd "N" 09737   1-A Todd (San Andres) Crockett N N 0 0  
1 8/15/91 ORYX ENERGY COMPANY M. L. Lasater 12381   8 Pearsall (Austin Chalk) Zavala N Y 0 0  
7B 7/24/91 THROCKMORTON OIL, INC. Lambshead B-10   389235 1 Wildcat Throckmorton N N 0 0  
8 7/19/91 TEXASGULF INC. Lethco et al   394846 2032 Wildcat Pecos N Y 0 0  
8A 7/4/91 EXXON COMPANY USA Sharon Ridge Canyon Unit 01037   4205 Diamond -M- (Canyon Lime Area) Scurry Y N 3 0  
8A 5/7/91 VENTURE EQUIPMENT, INC. Elmo Bush 62721   1 Post, West (Strawn) Garza N N 0 0  
3 5/1/91 PLUM OIL & GAS Marie Bordages 111710   1 Hilderbrandt Bayou (9875 Hebert) Jefferson N N 0 0  
3 4/21/91 WAINOCO OIL & GAS O'Connell 115560   1 Matthews, SE (Yegua 6600) Wharton N N 0 0  
8A 4/18/91 SHELL WESTERN EXPL. & PROD. INC. Denver Unit 18910   2538WC Wasson Yoakum N N 0 0  
3 4/10/91 TORCH OPERATING COMPANY Appelt   383858 8H Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) Fayette N N 0 0  
4 4/7/91 SANCHEZ-O'BRIEN OIL & GAS CORP. Coates   382398 1 McAllen Ranch (Vicksburg) Hidalgo N N 0 0 Xmas tree failed.
2 3/12/91 T - C OIL COMPANY O'Connor   383941 76 Huff Refugio N N 0 0  
1 1/28/91 TANA OIL & GAS CORP. Eschenburg   377919 2 Pilgrim (Austin Chalk) Gonzales N Y 0 0 Horizontal Well
7B 1/17/91 BANDERA PETROLEUM, INC. W. A. Gragg -A- 051000   2 Palo Pinto Co. Reg. (Gas) Palo Pinto N N 0 0  
3 12/13/90 TEXAS MERIDIAN OPERATING CO. INC H. W. Sudduth   381508 5 Skinner Lakes Newton N N 0 0  
8 11/15/90 AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY H. Foster 22457     Cowden, South (Canyon 8790) Ector N N 0 0  
8 10/28/90 SHARP IMAGE ENERGY INC. Hawk   379695 2 El Cinco (Detriral) Pecos Y Y 0 0  
4 10/17/90 MESTENA, INC. Leoncito Shallow   378675 8 Alta Mesa Brooks N N 0 0  
2 10/14/90 ANICO SIX SIXTY SIX C. S. Vance 120897   1 Carmichael (24OO) Jackson N N 0 0  
3 10/5/90 GEOSOUTHERN ENERGY CORP. Laura Belle 135611   1 Vanessa (Wilcox) Fayette N N 0 0 (Underground Blowout)
5 9/19/90 SAMEDAN OIL CORP. Winfree 117405   2 Teague (Cotton Valley) Freestone N N 0 0 (Underground Blowout)
3 9/11/90 UNION PACIFIC RESOURCES COMPANY Fred Kasper   375466 1 Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) Fayette N N 0 0  
4 9/6/90 L. TEXAS PETROLEUM, INC. Hinnant & Fullbright, Ltd.   374286 1 Berry R. Cox Jim Hogg Y N 0 1  
7B 9/4/90 RICHEY OPERATING INC. J. W. Phillips 12707   1B J. S. Lewis (Marble Falls) Brown N N 0 0  
3 8/23/90 AMERADA HESS CORPORATION Venus Oil, Mid-Vid   375208 3 Vidor-Ames Orange N N 0 0  
9 7/29/90 R. M. HILL Choate "A" 27781 375659 1 Minta Young N N 0 0 (Blewout @ 3,080')
2 7/12/90 CAMPBELL, DUDLEY T. -0-     1 Wildcat Refugio N N 0 0  
7B 7/11/90 K.O.C. CORPORATION Pearce Holland 16541   2 Pardue (Ellenburger) Fisher N N 0 0 Well was shut-in
1 7/5/90 HYDROEX, INC. Patty Thompson Unit I 12579   1 Pearsall (Austin Chalk) Frio Y N 3 2  
1 7/2/90 VOMELA RESOURCES, INC. Groves Unit 04257   1 Mt. Eden (Carrizo-Wilcox) Gonzales N N 0 0  
3 6/25/90 PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY Grigar   370002 1 Orchard Fort Bend N N 0 0  
6 5/18/90 DAN E. NITSCHKE A. J. Sparkman (Reentry)   372941 1 Minden, W. (Travis Peak 7600) Rusk N N 0 0  
1 5/8/90 G. L. G. ENERGY H. J. Schorp     1 Pearsall (Austin Chalk) La Salle Y N 2 1  
3 5/3/90 BERGMAN OPERATING CO. NOrth Goodrich   371301 1 Wildcat/Morgans Creek Polk Y N 0 0  
9 5/2/90 TRIO OPERATING COMPANY, INC. Bligh-Loveless Unit   371970 1 Wildcat Hardeman N N 0 0  
9 4/13/90 LANDRUM WEST, INC. Andrews   371867 1 N/A Wilbarger N N 0 0  
3 3/19/90 CAIN CHEMCIAL INC. Brock     1 Stratton Ridge Brazoria Y N 0 0  
1 2/21/90 ROBERT S. SPILLER CO. Briscoe Ranch     1-21 N/A Zavala Y N 0 0  
8 2/21/90 TEXASGULF INC. Daltex-Munn & Assoc.   371585 904CS N/A Reeves N Y 0 0  
3 2/6/90 AOP OPERATING CORPORATION Thelma Solomon Unit 14528   1 Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) Fayette Y N 3 0 Operator was pulling rods
1 1/26/90 BURK ROYALTY CO. Thulemeyer Unit   365138 1 N/A Wilson N Y 0 0  
3 1/21/90 CONVEST ENERGY CORP. Hankamer 17049   7 Gist (Walden) Newton N N 0 0 Producing well
2 1/17/90 OCCIDENTAL ENERGY COMPANY, INC. Eaves 119484   1 Speaks, SW. (Catahoula) Lavaca N N 0 0  
3 1/7/90 PG&E RESOURCES COMPANY Vieman   365530 1 N/A Brazoria N N 0 0  

 

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