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Bijan Alipour, the managing director of the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC), said digging the big pool and laying 250 kilometers of pipeline to bring water to it over 14 days, while also digging the two water wells near the burning well during 11 days are two records in the country's history of tackling such blowouts.
However they questioned the "silly" decision by mine bosses not to pass down a map to line managers showing where the increasingly frequent gas blowouts were occurring.
The cause of the blowout remains unknown, though state officials surmise it may have been caused by hydraulic fracturing of a nearby well in a situation referred to in the industry as "communication" between wells.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy head of the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) Mehran Mokvandi said Iran has contained an oil well blowout successfully.
The committee drew its recommendations from an analysis of the Macondo Well blowout, which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20, 2010.
But these blowouts are different from your typical blues show in that there are fewer guitar solos and a greater variety of singers than you usually see in one concert.
They have happened in Alaska, too, although they are rare and blowouts in the state so far have been gas blowouts, not oil.
We applied treatments to manipulate floral herbivory and plant pathogen infection in multiple blowouts at sites in two Nebraska Sandhills counties (Hooker County: 42[degrees] 01' N, 101[degrees] 16' W; and, Cherry County: 42[degrees] 22' N, 101[degrees] 19' W).
Blowouts represent important patches of habitat in the shinnery-oak, sand-dune matrix that are used by various dune-dwelling lizards, and size of individual blowouts (patch size) is a measure of habitat quality.
But seeing how "safe" drilling--even deepwater drilling--has become in the past few decades, it is not altogether surprising that companies would do the math (11 blowouts in 15,000 wells in 20 years) and feel comfortable that, in the off chance something did go wrong with their wells, they would be able to avert total disaster.
Eighteen of 39 blowouts involved operations using cement to secure the large pipes, known as steel casing, installed in the rock where the well is located.