Fire at Bill Barrett station injures two

Under control: a fire at a compressor station in Utah has injured two employees of Denver-based Bill Barrett Corp

US independent Bill Barrett Corp has shut in production from its West Tavaputs gas field in Utah as a fire at the Dry Canyon compressor station has injured two workers.

The Denver-based company released a statement on Tuesday night (local time) saying the fire was isolated to the compressor station and under control by local fire departments.

The two Bill Barrett employees were transported to the University of Utah Hospital Burn Centre, where they remain in a stable condition, the company stated.

Based on an initial assessment, it said the Dry Canyon compressor station suffered extensive damage, but equipment at the station would be covered under the company’s insurance.

Gas production has been substantially shut-in from the West Tavaputs field, located in the Uinta basin of north-east Utah. Prior to being shut in, the field had a net output of about 84 million cubic feet of gas equivalent per day.

Bill Barrett said it expected to transport the majority of its gas output through its other facilities in the area.

It not immediately respond to Upstream’s request regarding the anticipated timing of future production.

The Bureau of Land Management had been notified of the incident, the company stated.


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