Blowouts and Well Control Problems

All Blowouts 1996-2000

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

DistDateOperatorLease/Facility NameLease/IDPermit #Well #Field NameCountyFireH2SInjuriesDeathsRemarks
8A 12/22/00 OCCIDENTAL PERMIAN LTD. Central Mallet Unit 18244   36 Slaughter Hockley N N 0 0 Hole in tubing
8A 12/8/00 MAYNARD OIL COMPANY Slaughter "H" 67643     Happy (Ellenburger) Garza N N 0 0 Failure during production operations
7B 11/26/00 SOUTHERN EXPLORATION, INC. Stephens 21   501161 5 Wildcat/Sedwick/Shackelford Co Reg Shackelford N N 0 0 Drilling-Well Kicked
2 11/19/00 MODERN EXPLORATION, INC. ROK   493141 2 Wildcat, Little ROK (Frio)/(Miocene) Lavaca Y N 0 0 Blew while tripping out of well
7C 11/7/00 DREYFUS, LOUIS NATURAL GAS CORP. Valiant LR   500687 9 Sawyer Sutton N Y 0 0 Drilling w/air (9-10 ppm or H2S)
8A 11/5/00 WISER OIL COMPANY, THE Wellman Unit 62337   5-1 Wellman Terry N N 0 0 Inactive well pressured up
4 10/31/00 DOMINION EXPL. & PROD., INC. Kenaf Industries Unit   496647 1 Wildcat Willacy N N 0 0 Blew while tripping out of well
8 10/18/00 AGHORN OPERATING, INC. Gist "C"     4   Ector N Y 0 0 Producing well developed leak
3 9/6/00 SPUR OPERATING CO. Duran, Fannie P. 20412   5 Linnville Bayou (8900) Matagorda N N 0 0 Recompletion-Perfed well
3 8/21/00 ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORP. Brown/Stark 157050   1 Bobcat Run, S. (12,100) Orange N N 0 0 Plugging Operation
3 8/19/00 ASPECT RESOURCES LLC Edmonds   497364   Wildcat Chambers N N 0 0 Drilling-Well Kicked
5 8/17/00 WILLIAMS, CLAYTON ENERGY, INC. Mary Muse Unit   496529 1 Wildcat Robertson N N 0 0 Drilling-Suspect Hole in Casing
8 8/14/00 PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY Goldsmith Andector Unit   493348 F8 Goldsmith (Clearfork) Ector N Y 0 0 660 ppm H2S dected-New Well
8 8/1/00 CROWNQUEST OPERATING, LLC. Whit "E"   495967 1 N/A Glasscock Y N 0 0 Running Casing
2 7/19/00 ALLEGRO INVESTMENTS, INC. Weaver-Dugger Unit   496417 1 Maude B. Traylor Jackson N N 0 0 Drilling well
4 7/8/00 PONTIAC OIL, INC. Womack, J. Y. 135084   3 Taft, East (3600) San Patricio N N 0 0 Tractor sheared wellhead off
3 6/18/00 COBRA OIL & GAS Libra Unit   493963 1 Wildcat Fort Bend N N 0 0 Gas kick during drilling
8 6/15/00 CHEVRON U. S. A. INC. McElroy, J. T.     650   Crane N Y 1 0 Pool Employee Overcome
10 5/19/00 STRAT LAND EXPLORATION COMPANY Thomas 173310   1 Hallcroft (Morrow Lower) Lipscomb N N 4 0 Fracing well-well bridged & released
5 5/10/00 CROSS TIMBERS OPERATING COMPANY Newsome   490022 11 Wildcat Freestone N N 0 0 Fracing well
8 4/5/00 CHEVRON U. S. A. INC. Hutchings Stock Assn. 07337   80 Ward-Estes, North Ward N Y 0 0 Workover operations
8 3/21/00 ALTURA ENERGY LTD. Witcher, J. E. -A- 21652   11 Cowden, South (Canyon 8790) Ector N ? 2 0 Plugging Operation
3 3/16/00 AUDEN OIL INC. Long 03199   17 Nome (X Sand) Jefferson N N 0 0 Pumping Well - Hole in sur csg.
1 2/3/00 GINCO OPERATING CO. Geary, A. F., -A- 01127   6 Luling-Branyon Caldwell N Y 0 0 (Abandoned Well)
4 1/17/00 CONOCO INC. Vaquillas Ranch Co. LTD   485537 57 N/A Webb N N 0 0  
2 1/4/00 TALON DEVELOPMENT CO., INC. Woodruff   489929 4 N/A Victoria N N 0 0  
5 12/7/99 TXU LONE STAR PIPELINE Tri-Cities Gas Storage Unit 081728   13-R Tri-Cities (Rodessa) Henderson N N 0 0 Workover
5 11/30/99 UNION OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA Central Van Woodbine Unit 02453     Van (Central-Woodbine) Van Zandt N N 0 0 Valve removed-Well kicked
3 11/23/99 MASTERS RESOURCES, L.L.C. N. Point Bolivar Frio State Unit 055546   5 Point Bolivar, N (12300) Galveston N N 0 0 (Dray gas leak from wellhead)
3 10/11/99 DOUGLAS PETROLEUM INC. Grotte OL 141148   1H Jerry's Quarters (AC 11900) Washington N N 0 0  
3 10/8/99 ELLIOTT OIL & GAS COMPANY Price, J. E. 19014   1 Arcola (7400) Brazoria N N 0 0  
3 10/5/99 GULFTIDE GAS CORPORATION Coyle, Arthur J. 06353   1 Garwood (3600) Colorado N N 0 0 (Production casing broken)
5 9/30/99 ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP. Blair "A" 176136 486429 1 Dew (Bossier) Freestone N N 0 0  
8 9/22/99 ALTURA ENERGY LTD. Midland Farms Deep Unit 30861   45 Midland Farms Deep Andrews N Y 5 0  
8 9/15/99 RANGE PRODUCTION COMPANY RW Foster 16 174477   3 Conger (Penn) Sterling N N 0 0 (Performing fracturing treatment
7B 9/13/99 TALON PRODUCTION , INC. Matthews   486858 1 N/A Throckmorton N N 0 0  
3 9/5/99 7711 CORPORATION, THE Defresne Unit   482098 1H N/A Washington N N 0 0 (Annular Preventer Leak)
6 8/12/99 TEXTRON SOUTHWEST L.L.C. Sabine Allen 175110 484934 1H Huxley (6100) Shelby N N 0 0 (Horizontal Drill)
8A 8/11/99 ALTURA ENERGY LTD. Anton-Irish Clearfork Unit 00304   413 Anton-Irish Hale N Y 0 0 (Producing Well)
8A 7/16/99 UNION OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA Reinecke Unit 60780   287 Reinecke Borden N Y 3 0  
3 7/7/99 GEN-NAN RESOURCES & EQUP., INC. Martin   484962 10 N/A Waller N N 0 0  
9 7/6/99 REPUBLIC ENERGY INC. Cocanougher, Charles   485225 1 Newmark, East (Barnett Shale) Wise N N 0 0 Preparing to run log-Well kicked
9 6/30/99 MITCHELL ENERGY CORPORATION Albert Pavillard GU "B"   483832 2 N/A Wise N N 0 0 Drill Well
3 6/19/99 TEXAS AMERICAN RESOURCES COMPANY Kirby Lumber Co. Etal -C- 00727   12 Cleveland Liberty N N 0 0 Rod broke & fell back into well
8A 6/15/99 AMERADA HESS CORPORATION Seminole San Andres Unit 60475   1202 Seminole (San Andres) Gaines N Y 0 0 In process of removing BOP
5 5/25/99 ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP. Stephens   483789 A--1 Dew (Bossier) & Wildcat Freestone N N 0 0 Drilling Operation
3 5/13/99 ESENJAY EXPLORATION, INC. Rearwin, L.W.   483601 9R Wildcat Chambers N N 0 0 Downhole Blowout
4 4/5/99 MERIT ENERGY COMPANY Barrera Unit 170352   2 McMoran (8960) Hidalgo N N 0 0 Recompleting Well
3 3/18/99 IP PETROLEUM COMPANY, INC. Morgans Bluff Hackberry Unit 20480   P12 Morgan Bluff (Hackberry) Orange N N 0 0 Underground Blowout
4 3/16/99 CHEVRON U. S. A. INC. Gutierrez, Chevron R. 172442 173073 1 Charco (9900) Zapata N N 0 0 Key Energy - Flowback crew
10 2/7/99 CRESCENDO RESOURCES, L.P. Herndon, Edna J. "E"   472997 2 -0- Ochiltree N N 0 0 Caused by Trapped Nitrogen
3 2/7/99 SAMSON LONE STAR LP Hancock   479016 2 N/A Wharton Y N 0 0  
8 2/2/99 COASTAL MANAGEMENT CORPORATION Waddel Ranch Project/West Ranch     1211 N/A Crane N Y 1 0 Well Contol Problem
6 12/17/98 MUSTANG OPERATING COMPANY Dickson 07758   1 East Texas Rusk N N 0 0  
5 11/11/98 WILLIAMS, CLAYTON ENERGY, INC. Fazzino     1 N/A Robertson N Y 0 0 Pulling Core Barrel out of hole
8A 11/6/98 UNION OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA Reinecke Unit 60780   267 Reinecke Borden N N 0 0  
3 10/7/98 TEXAS TRINITY ENERGY COMPANY INC Flexure Royalty Co. Et Al 124953   1 Cadwallader (200) Walker N N 0 0 Logging-tree fell on wellhead
4 10/1/98 CONOCO INC. Lundell   479404 82 Vaquillas Ranch Webb N N 0 0  
4 9/3/98 SLAWSON EXPLORATION CO., INC. Freeborn-Puma   474790 306 Lagarto Pasture (5400) Jim Wells N N 0 0  
9 8/11/98 MITCHELL ENERGY CORPORATION Birdwell, E. L. GU 119509   2C Boonsville (Bend Congl., Gas) Wise N N 0 0  
8A 7/30/98 ALTURA ENERGY LTD. Cogdell Canyon Reef Unit 08325   1091 Cogdell (Area) Kent N N 0 0 Was installing blowout preventor
9 7/28/98 MITCHELL ENERGY CORPORATION Baker, James   477295 6 (Marble Falls) Denton N N 0 0  
10 6/25/98 SAMSON LONESTAR L.P. McQuitty, L. P.     204 -0- Hemphill N N 0 0 (Blew during logging operations)
1 6/2/98 FRIO SWD INC. Calvert, J. H 071635   1 Calvert (Buda) Frio N N 0 0 (Producing Well)
3 5/31/98 UNION PACIFIC RESOURCES CORP. Glaesner   472843 3 (Austin Chalk) Austin N N 0 0 Control problem-lost circulation
8 5/21/98 GLOSSOP OIL & GAS Cities Service etal   475956 4 Putnam (Clearfork) Pecos N Y 0 0  
7B 5/21/98 SMITH PIPE OF ABILENE Rice, J. A.   143396 2 Ray Richey (Miss) Eastland N N 0 0 Blewout during plugging
3 5/19/98 MITCHELL ENERGY CORPORATION State Tract 86   471527 1 Umbrella Point Chambers N N 0 0  
8 5/17/98 TITAN RESOURCES I, INC. Johnson, H. H.   474755 1 Mi Vida (Delaware) Reeves N Y 0 0 Drilling well control problem
3 5/17/98 UNION PACIFIC RESOURCES CO. Bison   473398 1 Giddings Robertson N N 0 0 Well control problem - drilling
9 5/5/98 MADISON OIL COMPANY Bond Subdivision     1 Wildcat Wilbarger N N 0 0 (Well kicked during drilling)
6 3/23/98 ROCKWALL MARKETING CORPORATION Spencer, W. E. 12548   1 Redwater (Smackover) Bowie N Y 0 0 (Injection well blewout)
2 3/2/98 COSTILLA ENERGY, INC. Migl-Mitchell 166886 468055 1 Speaks, SW. (13650) Lavaca N N 0 0 "Shut-in well"
4 2/17/98 LINDER OIL COMPANY,A PARTNERSHIP Texaco Fee-Guerra "E" #1 12754 470429 5C Roma Starr N N 0 0 Blew through casing
6 2/13/98 AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY Woods, Milton (Deep) Gas Unit 168114   6-L Woodlawn (Cotton Valley) Harrison N N 1 0 (Working on well seal gave way)
10 2/13/98 BRIGHAM OIL & GAS, L.P. Elise 286   472188 1 Wildcat Lipscomb N N 0 0 (Blew during bit trip)
3 2/7/98 WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION W. S. Rhodes Lease   469921 18 Conroe, E. Montgomery Y N 0 0  
3 1/23/98 LANDON BROWNING Sabine Royalty Co. Unit 110625   1 Corolla (Jackson 4150) Grimes N N 0 0 Workover "plugging" rig
3 1/19/98 THE AMERICAN ENERGY OP. CORP. Otto Seidel 155775   6C Deckers Prairies, S. (2150) Harris N N 0 0  
1 1/17/98 CABOT OIL & GAS CORP. Stella Penn   465432 7 Hostetter McMullen N N 0 0 (Workover-casing split)
3 1/17/98 VINTAGE PETROLEUM, INC. State Tract 65 167739 466469 1 White Heron, N. (Price Sd.) Chambers N N 0 0 Pumping sub blewout
1 12/13/97 CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION Stella Penn   466842 8 Hostetter @ 7950' McMullen N N 0 0 (Happened during completion)
8 12/12/97 TEXACO E & P INC. Mabee Unit 04010   548 Mabee Andrews N Y 0 0 "changing out ESP equipment
3 12/8/97 TEXAS MERIDEN RES. EXPL., INC. Monte Carlo Unit   466477 1 Wildcat Galveston N N 0 0  
3 11/17/97 HALL-HOUSTON OIL CO. C. E. Balthrop, et al Gas Unit   465307 1 Wildcat Wharton N N 0 0 "Drilling operation"
4 11/17/97 VASTAR RESOURCES, INC. Sweeney   467323 11 Wildcat/Donna Hidalgo N N 0 0  
8A 10/30/97 MOBIL PRODUCING TX. & NM. INC. Salt Creek Field Unit 05254   E 45W Salt Creek Kent N N 0 0  
3 10/22/97 WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION H.&T.C. RR Fee Lease 20777   10 Beech Creek (Yegua 5-A) Hardin N N 0 0  
9 10/17/97 RAMSEY, WALTER E. Lucy Gamble     3 N/A Foard N N 0 0 (Plugging Operation)
2 9/30/97 EDGE PETROLEUM OPER. CO., INC. D. M. Rush   468082 1 Wildcat Goliad Y N 0 0  
8 9/22/97 MARATHON OIL COMPANY Yates Field Unit 24061   49E88 Yates Pecos N Y 0 0 Workover Rig
3 9/19/97 UNION PACIFIC RESOURCES COMPANY Eva Marie Unit   465917 1 Giddings (Austin Chalk) Fayette N N 0 0  
8A 9/5/97 MOBIL PRODUCING TX. & N.M. INC. East Mallet Unit 15298   25 Slaughter Hockley Y N 0 0 Tubing ruptured on Inj. Well
3 9/1/97 D & P OPERATING CO. E. A. Sweet 148820   3 Rattlesnake Mound (5350) Brazoria N N 0 0  
9 8/26/97 LONE STAR PIPELINE CO. Lake Dallas Gas Storage     9-H N/A Denton N N 0 0  
8A 8/18/97 MOBIL PRODUCING TX & NM INC Mallet Unit 18149   199 Slaughter Hockley N Y 0 0 Well was TA'd w/CIPB-CO2 flood
3 8/10/97 Bledsoe Petroleum Corp. Esperson Moores Bluff   464849 S-5 Esperson Dome Liberty N N 0 0  
7B 8/9/97 STEPHENS & JOHNSON OPERATING CO. Herrera   453727 1 Wildcat Erath N N 0 0  
1 7/27/97 PEDECO INC. Halff-Oppenheimer   463382 1 Pearsall (Austin Chalk) Frio Y Y 0 0  
4 7/7/97 TRANSTEXAS GAS CORP. Lauro Lopez   463217 6 Alworth Jim Hogg N N 0 0  
8 6/18/97 TEXACO EXPL. & PROD INC. Bryant G (Devonian) Unit   458560 39H Bryant -G- (Devonian) MIDLAND N N 0 0  
3 6/4/97 REATA OIL & GAS CORP. O'Malley   462004 1H Giddings (A/C-3) Washington N N 0 0  
3 6/4/97 Sheild Petroleum O'Malley     1 H Giddings Austin Chalk Washington          
3 5/31/97 DEEP ROCK RESOURCES INC. Flower Foundation   459073 1 Wildcat Matagorda N N 0 0  
8 5/20/97 R.K. PETROLEUM CORPORATION UNIVERSITY 30-P   461792 2 WAR-WINK @ 5949 WARD N N 0 0  
3 5/6/97 TRANSTEXAS GAS CORP State Tract 331   458931 1 Wildcat GALVESTON N N 0 0 Drilling-Well control problem
7B 4/3/97 SABRE OIL AND GAS CORP. Gibson 163006 458934 1 N/A Erath N N 0 0  
3 3/24/97 HILCORP ENERGY CO. Broussard-Herbert-LeBlanc 10200 124356 1 M HALF CIRCLE (10200) JEFFERSON N N 0 0  
8 3/15/97 ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION Caprito 83   458938 8 ABRAXAS (CHERRY CANYON) WARD Y N 0 0  
3 3/1/97 ENERGY RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, INC RICHARDSON, C.F. ET AL 18283 251991   CLAY CREEK WASHINGTON N N 0 0  
2 2/17/97 ANDERSON OIL CORPORATION GANT-STONE   458618 2 FAGAN REFUGIO N N 0 0  
8 2/13/97 HERBIG, J. F. Healey, J. H. 24725   1 War-Wink, W. (Wolfcamp) Ward Y N 0 0  
4 1/28/97 SUEMAUR EXPLORATION, INC. CAGE RANCH II   456121 2710 CAGE RANCH BROOKS N N 0 0  
4 1/27/97 FINA OIL & CHEMICAL COMPANY MCALLEN FIELDWIDE UNIT 00051 452293   MCALLEN HIDALGO N N 0 0  
5 1/16/97 MARATHON OIL COMPANY Hale 086296 162932 2 Reed (Haynesville) Freestone N N 0 0  
3 12/28/96 HILCORP ENERGY CORPORATION BELLVILLE SCHOOL LAND TRACT     21 RACCOON BEND AUSTIN N N 0 0  
6 12/21/96 TEXACO E & P INC H. R. Rampy Unit   455227 3 Cayuga/Wildcat Anderson N N 0 0  
5 12/14/96 ZACKSON RESOURCES CAMP COOLEY   451309 2 WILDCAT ROBERTSON N N 0 0  
3 11/7/96 TEXACO STARK WH B   453397 44 PORT NECHES ORANGE N N 0 0  
5 11/4/96 GEORGE R. BROWN PARTNERSHIP HARTLEY   451134 2 TEAGUE TOWNSITE FREESTONE N N 0 0  
8A 11/4/96 MOBIL PRODUCING TX & N MEX SALT CREEK FIELD UNIT   5254 E 313 SALT CREEK KENT N Y 0 0  
10 10/18/96 LOUIS DREYFUS NATURAL GAS CORP. Foster 248   452855 1 -0- LIPSCOMB Y N 0 0  
3 10/1/96 SMITH PRODUCTION, INC. ARCO FEE SILSBEE   127327 6 BUNA, WEST/WILCOX HARDIN N N 0 0  
7B 8/30/96 THROCKMORTON OIL, INC. McLemore 33   447383 1D N/A Throckmorton N N 0 0  
3 8/14/96 AMERICAN EXPLORATION COMPANY Brazos Block 478-L   449411 1 Wildcat Matagorda N N 0 0 (Underground Blowout)
8 7/25/96 CHEVRON U. S. A. INC. Texas -AA- 01793   11-U Fullerton (8500) Andrews N Y 0 0 (Producing Well)
8 7/16/96 SOUTHWEST ROYALTIES, INC. B H P hendrick -C- 02577   8 Hendrick Winkler N N 0 0  
3 7/13/96 WCS OIL AND GAS CORPORATION Marshall - Westbrook   449024 1A Wildcat/Giddings (Austin Chalk) Lee Y N 0 1  
1 6/22/96 SWIFT ENERGY COMPANY SBR     62 AWP (OLMOS) MCMULLEN Y N 0 0  
2 4/12/96 EXXCEL OPERATING COMPANY Kruciak Unit 06077   1 Patton (Austin Chalk) Wilson N Y 0 0 (Abandoned Well)
7B 3/22/96 BRECK OPERATING CORP. Nail Tract 20 27032   2D Nail Tract 20 (Miss.) Shackelford Y N 0 0 (Performing routine pump change)
4 3/15/96 TESORO E&P COMPANY, L.P. Longoria   444429 2 N/A Webb Y N 0 0 (Making connection when blew)
8 1/23/96 CHEVRON U. S. A. INC. State -XU- 25135   1 War-Wind, S. (Wolfcamp) Ward N N 0 0  
1 1/15/96 SWIFT ENERGY COMPANY SBR   442269 31 A.W.P. (Olmos) McMullen N N 0 0 (Completion Operation)
8A 1/10/96 WISER OIL COMPANY, THE Wellman Unit 62337   85 Wellman Terry N N 0 0 (Workover rig on well)
3 1/3/96 UNION PACIFIC RESOURCES COMPANY Leseman Unit 149233   1 Giddings (Austin Chalk, Gas) Washington N N 0 0  

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