1 injured when casing ruptures at Corsicana gas well

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by JASON TRAHAN

WFAA

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 2:25 PM

At about 6 a.m. Thursday, a casing ruptured in a gas well near SE County Road 3100 near Eureka just outside Corsicana, said Eric Meyers, Navarro County emergency management coordinator. 

One person was injured in the incident but the person’s condition is unknown, he said. About four gallons per minute of a combination of injection fluid and drilling mud are leaking from the well, he said. 

The fluid is being captured in a nearby retention pond, he said. The well was about 75 percent completed when the incident occurred and crews are working to cap the site, Myers added.

There was no fire and no natural gas is leaking above ground from the well, he said.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is en route and the Railroad Commission is on site.

Obrien Energy owns the well.

Email jptrahan@wfaa.com

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