Apache Expects Minimal Impacts from Well Shut-Ins

Apache Corp., a Houston-based exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Egypt and the UK, said the company expects “minimal impacts” on production as a result of shutting in some of its oil and gas wells.

“As a precautionary measure, we began shutting in wells on the evening of May 26 and taking other preventive steps to prepare for any flooding from the Brazos River near our Eagle Ford operations in the Bryan/College Station area,” Apache spokesperson Rory Sweeney told Rigzone.

Sweeney said while Apache’s operations have not experienced any damage as a result of the weather, he said it’s still too early to comment on production impacts, but they “expect them to be minimal given the temporary nature of the shut-ins.”

The well shut-in volumes represent a small group of wells that would be potentially impacted by flooding from the Brazos River, said Sweeney, not more than 2,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Texas faced severe weather this week, which included strong thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, flooding and tornadoes. Reuters reported at least three were injured Wednesday when a tornado hit a natural gas drilling rig in northern Texas.  

Valerie is an experienced writer and editor dedicated to providing useful and relevant career news about the oil and gas industry. Email Valerie at valerie.jones@rigzone.com

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