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El Dorado Drilling Company "Logan Rig #7" experienced a blowout Friday night near Marshall, Oklahoma while drilling a well for Kirkpatrick Oil Company three miles east and two miles north of intersection Highway 51 and Highway 74 in Logan County.
4 workers are reported to have sustained injuries,
3 of the rig workers were taken to Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City for critical burns according to early reports.
Logan Rig #7 burns while drilling for Kirkpatrick Oil in Northern Oklahoma
(Photo by Billy Hefton / Enid News.com)
According to drilling reports Logan Rig #7, a 600hp rig, was drilling a 9050' horizontal development well for Kirkpatrick Oil at the time of the blowout. The rigs rated depth is listed as 7500'.
Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg said emergency responders were not allowed on the scene and that Kirkpatrick Oil had a team coming in to take care of the incident.
“The situation had gotten a little bit beyond what the drillers could handle. There was an explosion and a couple of injuries.” said Mike Honigsberg
El Dorado Drilling Company is an affiliate of Kirkpatrick Oil Company providing contract drilling services in northwest and north central Oklahoma for independent oil & gas production companies with 2 rigs in operation according to their website.
CELL PHONE VIDEO OF LOGAN RIG #7 BURNING
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