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Videos Of Oil Rig Blowouts and Oilfield Accidents

 

 

Here is a collection of videos of oil rig blowouts and oilfield accidents that I have got via e-mail over the years. These oilfield blowout videos show the danger that is always present when drilling a hole three miles into the ground where there are zones of high pressure natural gas pockets that has built up incredible pressure over millions of years.

 A good mud program, BOP drills,  vigilant monitoring of mud weights in and out, trip tanks and pit volume, plus pore pressure monitoring by LWD tools downhole and mudloggers, plus monitoring of connection gas by the mudlogger can help avoid an oilfield blowout.

Oilfield blowouts claim dozens of lives each year and the sad thing is that most oil rig blowouts are avoidable.

Here is a video of the blowout in Iran, as seen in photos on the previous page.

 

Here is another oil rig blowout as seen from the camera up in the derrick. It is of a drilling rig blowout in Singapore, owned by Apexindo. Name of the rig is the Soehanah. Drilling at a depth of 23,000 feet. The blowout occurred on 6/13/2007 Amazing! Not sure if anyone got hurt on this one but it looks bad for the roughneck. If anyone knows what happened to him or more about the Soehanah blowout e-mail me below.

  

Below is a Nabors Rig, # 18 in Canada. On this blowout the most of the gas is being diverted to the flare, but look at all the gas coming out from around the substructure. It is a wonder it did not ignite and burn down the rig!

Below is a video of the "Devil's Cigarette Lighter" as it was nicknamed. This massive oil well fire in the Algerian desert earned legendary wild well fighter Red Adair much of his fame. It was the well on which the movie Hellfighters, starring John Wayne, was based.

 

Below is a video of the Actinia blowout in Vietnam, in 1993. You can see the awesome power of millions of cubic feet of pressurized natural gas boiling the sea.

 Hellfighters DVD

If you are the author of any of the You Tube videos of oil rig blowouts on this page and would like your name listed next to the video, or would like to add more details about your video,  send us an e-mail at the link on the bottom of the page.

For still photos of some oil rig blowouts and oil rig fires see this page: Oilfield Blowout Photos, Rig Fires and Wild Well Photos

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