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Jun 12, 2018

What Is an Oil Well Blowout?

By |June 12th, 2018|Oil Field Accidents|0 Comments

Oil well blowouts cause death and catastrophic injuries. A blowout of an oil well is an uncontrolled release of crude oil. Prior to the 1920s, according to Petro-Online, blowouts (also called gushers) were quite common. Today, pressure release systems help control the release of oil. Blowouts occur when the pressure release systems fail. They can occur if a [...]

Apr 3, 2018

Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion Claims the Lives of Five Workers

By |April 3rd, 2018|Oil Field Accidents|0 Comments

On Monday January 22, 2018, five workers died in an explosion on an oil drilling rig in Oklahoma, which is being considered the deadliest oil and gas accident since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 which claimed 11 lives. The oil rig that exploded is owned by Patterson-UTI, a Houston-bases drilling and hydraulic fracturing company with an abysmal [...]

Mar 22, 2013

Danger in the Field

By |March 22nd, 2013|Legal Matters, Oil Field Accidents|0 Comments

In 2010, the offshore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded off the coast of Louisiana.  Over one hundred people escaped the catastrophe, but eleven people did not. Land or sea, drilling is dangerous work. In April of this year, an oil field accident in Oklahoma City took the life of a 45-year-old man pinned beneath a broken hydraulic line. [...]

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