Nabors 9 burns down in British Columbia


Nabors Rig 9 Catches Fire.

The Oil and Gas Commission was notified of a rig fire at approximately 11pm Friday night.  The rig is located approximately 20km north of Hudson’s Hope.  We understand no one was injured in the fire and at this time there is no risk to the public.

Road blocks and air monitoring equipment have been set up in the area and OGC inspectors are on site.  The rig was drilling a sweet gas well when the fire started.  As of 3pm Saturday, the rig was still burning.

Comment by robert jackson on March 11, 2012 at 11:23am

Glad to here no-one was hurt. People don't understand how dangerous our jobs are.

Comment by Wayne Nash on March 11, 2012 at 11:33am

It could be any of us, any day... Make peace with your maker and be ready, brothers.

Comment by Toni Lynn Gannon-Craig on March 11, 2012 at 11:53am

Yes it could have been and thankful no one was injuried. The formation they were drilling in is known for very high pressures. It is a sweet well so no danger of H2S gas. As of a right now the rig is still burning.

Comment by Boushaba karim on March 11, 2012 at 12:07pm

Thank you so much, for this information.

Do you have some pictures for this rig?

Kind regards

Comment by Steve Walker on March 11, 2012 at 4:10pm

Glad to hear no one was hurt. These kids and I call them kid lightly, they are all men, they have just got to start watching with there eyes, ears, nose and feel alot more. A well does not kick you with out telling you first. they have got to quit depending on the high tech equipment for every thing it will lie to you. Your own senses will not. God Bless all in the Oil patch lets keep it safe. 

Comment by yy on March 11, 2012 at 7:23pm

Glad to hear all in the drilling site are in safety

Comment by David J Lawson on March 11, 2012 at 8:52pm

Nabors 9, drilling for Suncor

Comment by Patrick Maracle on March 11, 2012 at 10:50pm

Very glad to hear that nobody was hurt! Here's to hoping that nobody gets hurt while working the emergency.

Comment by Drilling Ahead on March 12, 2012 at 3:48pm

Thanks Toni-I added the video of the derrick falling over to your blog.

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Comment by Reg Allaby on March 13, 2012 at 3:03pm I can't get the video... Says its been removed?Comment

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