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Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos

Oil Well Blowouts

San Antonio Oil Field Injury Lawyer

oil well blowout One of the most dangerous types of accidents involving drilling is an oil well blowout. A blowout is the uncontrolled release of oil or gas from a live well due to a failure to control pressure. In the early days of drilling, “gushers” were somewhat common due to the lack of pressure control technology available. Although drilling technology and safety innovations have made oil fields much safer, blowouts still occur today. One of the most notorious blowouts in recent history occurred in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform.

Because of the high pressures of liquids and gases involved in drilling as well as their highly flammable nature, blowouts still pose very serious risks. Although safety procedures such as cementing, counterbalancing, and drilling muds are now implemented, accidents still happen and the consequences can be devastating.

Blowouts can occur for a variety of reasons, but oftentimes are due to:

  • Improper shutting of a well
  • Pressure exceeding the capacity of the Blowout Preventer (BOP)
  • Failure to activate the BOP or other BOP malfunction
  • Under-balanced drilling
  • Improper mud weight

When oil field injuries occur, they may include:

  • Hearing loss
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Third degree burns
  • Wrongful death
Your Safety Should be Top Priority

Drilling companies and contractors are charged with maintaining the wellbeing of their workers and workplace safety should be their highest priority. Unfortunately, companies often try to take shortcuts to save time and money. Far too often, this can lead to oil field accidents and injured workers.

If you have been injured on the job due to a blowout or other accident, it’s important to know that you have legal rights and remedies available. When you are hurt at work, more is on the line than just your health. You should focus on getting better and leave the rest to us. We will have our experts investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. For questions or to set up an appointment, call us today. Consultations are free and there is absolutely no fee unless we recover money for you.

Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C.

1844 Lockhill Selma Rd #102
San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone: (210) 308-8811

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