News Release 2013-01-11 (NR 2013-01)

 

News Release 2013-01-11 (NR 2013-01)

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ERCB responding to release at Questerre well site near Grande Cache

For immediate release.

Calgary, Alberta (January 11, 2013) The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is responding to an uncontrolled release of completion fluids from a Questerre Energy Corporation well completion operation 45 kilometres north of Grande Cache.

Questerre temporarily evacuated their workers from the site as a precaution. Air monitoring detected extremely low levels of hydrogen sulphide on hwy 40 north of Grande Cache.

No waterways are impacted at this time. There were no injuries as a result of the release. All appropriate agencies have been notified.

The ERCB is onsite and will continue to work with the company and other agencies to ensure that the incident is controlled, contained, and all appropriate clean up and mitigation measures take place. The ERCB will be conducting an investigation into the cause of the incident.

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For more information contact:

Cara Tobin
ERCB Communications
Phone: 403-993-0664
Email: Cara.Tobin@ercb.ca