Railroad Commission of Texas said it completed plugging a well Monday in Crane County that had uncontrolled water flow. Inspectors from the commission were dispatched within hours of a report of the water flow that began Dec. 7. RRC said water flow stopped Jan. 21, the well is now cased and cemented, and freshwater zones are protected.
The RRC announcement Wednesday added, “The agency has done extensive research, and the well is not on any RRC records – indicating no evidence that this is an oil and gas well. Water sampling further suggests this may not have been an oil and gas well. The water sample had high salt content, which would not be surprising given the fact that the site is over the Salado (salt) formation.”
The commission is continuing to investigate the incident with Bureau of Economic Geology at University of Texas.