World Oilfield Forum
A drilling rig owned by Nabors Drilling USA blew out and caught fire Wednesday evening just before 7pm while drilling an Eagle Ford Shale horizontal well for EOG Resources in Lavaca County, Texas.
The well control incident occurred at Farm to Market 966 and State Highway 111 near Petersville, Texas. No injuries were reported.
Well control specialists from Houston have been called to put out the rig fire and conduct an investigation according to Shiner Volunteer Fire department Chief Mark Panus.
A nearby resident, who asked not to be identified, said her husband was in the front yard with their 4 year-old son at the time of the explosion and saw workers running. When he asked workers what happened the workers kept running so he too grabbed their son and ran, she said.
Facebook posts by workers in the area indicate the drilling rig was Nabors Rig F38 and that Halliburton was on location at the time of blow out possibly indicating they may have been cementing at the time of loss of well control.
We have not been able to confirm the information from Facebook