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UPDATE: Fire Still Burns On Rig in Reeves County

A rig fire in Reeves County has continued to burn for days.
UPDATE: Cimarex Energy Co. tells us as of 11:00 am Thursday that the rig fire is contained and is down to a minimal flare.

We will keep you updated when the rig resumes with operations and all debris has been cleared.

No injuries have been reported, and the company says they are continuing to monitor for hydrogen sulfide, so far none has been detected.

UPDATE from Cimarex Energy Co. Here is the full press release the company issued on Wednesday:

Cimarex Energy Co. (“Cimarex”) is providing updated information concerning the fire and well control incident that began on March 17, 2014 on the NorAm Drilling Co. Rig #24 at the Madison 2-11 (1-H) well located in Reeves County, Texas. Specialists from Cudd Well Control have been on scene since March 17, 2014 working with Cimarex to clear debris and prepare the site for well control operations. Cudd will begin fire suppression and well control activities when the debris has been removed. Cimarex is in communication with the Texas Railroad Commission and other authorities as these operations continue.

Cimarex and Cudd are carrying out these operations while safeguarding all personnel, emergency responders and the local community, including continuously monitoring for hydrogen sulfide. Since the fire began, there have been no detectable hydrogen sulfide readings, no injuries have been reported and all personnel have been accounted for.

A fire that started at an oil rig burned for several hours Monday.

It happened at a Cimerex drilling rig in Reeves County.

It started in the morning and continued to burn until about 4:30 Monday afternoon.

No injuries were reported according to the Reeves County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.
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