Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

July 25, 2013

UPDATE: Crews remain on site at well casing collapse

By Bob Belcher
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Repair crews and first responders are still on the scene of a casing collapse in a fracking well on SECR 3100 south of Corsicana.

The casing collapse was reported to local authorities about 6 a.m. Thursday. Fracking fluid is reported to be leaking at a rate of 3 to 4 gallons per minute from the well. A crew from Houston has been dispatched to attempt to cap the well, operated by Obrien Energy.

Eric Meyers, Navarro County emergency management coordinator, said several fire departments are on scene to provide assistance to crews working the incident. He said they are assessing an area around the well site in the event any evacuation is ordered.

Representatives from the Texas Railroad Commission are on the scene, as is Navarro County Pct. 2 Commissioner Dick Martin.

The well is located about a half-mile off South U.S. Highway 287 on SECR 3100.

More photos from the scene are available on the Daily Sun's Facebook page.