Mechanical Failure At Fault In Well Blow-out
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — State oil and gas regulators are blaming mechanical failure for a natural gas well blowout in eastern Wyoming last month.
According to an Associated Press story, an investigation by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission also found that workers a…
Blown Oil Rig Near Douglas Capped
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Workers at a blown oil well in eastern Wyoming have capped an eruption of potentially explosive natural gas by pumping mud into the well.
The plugging operation began about 9:30 Friday morning. By 11 a.m. the flow of gas had ceased, although mud continued to be p…
Wind Shift Delays To Plug Well Near Douglas
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wind shift is holding up attempts to plug an oil well that is spewing methane gas after a blowout in east-central Wyoming.
Workers with Houston-based well control company Boots & Coots still were unable to safely get close enough to the well to get to work by Thu…

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