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CSB issues final report into fatal gas well blowout – calls for safety change from regulators, trade associations and companies (Industrial Fire World)

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June 12, 2019, Oklahoma City, OK – Today, the US Chemical Safety Board released its  final investigation report  into the blowout that fatally injured five workers at the  Pryor Trust gas well  located in Pittsburgh County, OK. The CSB’s final report identifies a lack of regulations governing onshore drilling safety as well as shortcomings in safety management systems and industry standards utilized by the industry. The report calls on regulators, industry groups, the state of Oklahoma and companies to address such gaps. The CSB’s report determined that the cause of the blowout and rig fire was the failure of two preventive barriers that were intended to be in place to stop a blowout. Those were the primary barrier—hydrostatic pressure in the well, produced by drilling mud—and the secondary barrier—human detection of gas flowing into or expanding in the well and activation of the rig’s blowout preventer. The report explains that unplanned… industrialfireworld.com/news/csb-issues-final-report-into-fatal-gas-well-blowout-calls-for-safety-change-from-regulators-trade-associations-and-companies