One person has been injured at the Corsicana gas well when a casing ruptured early Thursday morning.
According to Navarro County emergency management coordinator, Eric Meyers, at about 6 a.m. Thursday, a casing ruptured in a gas well near SE County Road 3100 near Eureka just outside Corsicana leaving one person injured. The injured person’s condition is currently unknown, Meyers said.
About four gallons per minute of a combination of injection fluid and drilling mud are leaking from the well. The fluid is being captured in a nearby retention pond. There was no fire and no natural gas is leaking above ground from the well, according to Meyers.
Orion Energy is the on-site contractor. Halliburton owns the well which was approximately 75 percent complete when the incident occurred. Crews are currently working to cap the well and the Railroad Commission is on site with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on its way to oversee the operation.
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