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This second incident occurred at the same Sanguine Gas Exploration location in Wheeler County, Texas as a previous April 2nd incident that destroyed the rigs mast.
In the April 2nd incident one worker was slightly injured. We have not yet been able to confirm if there were injuries involved in this accident.
Reports from those working in the area indicate that Pistol Rig #4 had just finished repairing damage to the rigs mast and possibly replacing the substructure. Workers were in the process of trying to free the stuck pipe from the previous accident when the Crown Block buckled near the Monkeyboard around dark on April 28th.
Attempts to reach Woodward, Oklahoma based Pistol Drilling LLC have been unsuccessful this evening.
In the April 2nd accident Drilling Ahead reported that Pistol Rig #4 was picking up to make a connection @ 12,934' in tight hole conditions 9.5 miles north and 3 miles west of Texola, Oklahoma just a few miles into Wheeler County, Texas.
We will post additional information as it becomes available.
Disaster On Pistol Rig #4 As Crown Is Pulled Down-Video