A natural gas well that exploded back on February 24, near Hythe Alberta has finally been extinguished.
The Energy Resources Conservation Board (“ERCB”) said in a statement:
“Over the past several days, well-control specialists cleared the site, installed new blowout preventers, and pumped drilling mud downhole, which restored equilibrium in the geological formation and ended the flow of gas to the surface. Cement is currently being pumped down the wellbore to ensure the flow can resume and abandonment of the well cannot proceed.”
The board said inspectors will remain on-site and air monitoring will continue in the area until Saturday and that there was no threat to human health, safety or the environment at any time during the blowout.
ERCB News Release: Well-control crews halt gas flow at well blowout near Hythe