Petro-Canada Confirms Fatality at Blowout Near Bearberry

It is with great regret that Petro-Canada confirms a fatality and two serious injuries at our well site west of Bearberry (approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Sundre, Alberta). At about 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, November 6th, a fire occurred on a service rig owned and operated by Nabors Production Services. Completion activities were underway at the sweet natural gas well when the fire started. A Nabors employee suffered fatal injuries at the site, and two employees of Special Services Inc. were hospitalized.

Emergency response procedures were activated immediately, and regulatory authorities were notified. The fire was extinguished within about 10 minutes, and the well site is secure. There is no threat to public safety or to the environment. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but Petro-Canada will conduct a thorough investigation.

Safety is Petro-Canada's top priority, and we are deeply saddened by this unfortunate accident. We express our profound sympathy to the families of the workers involved.