OCC Announces Disposal Well Shut Down In Hennessey

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 3:27 pm
By: Kaitlyn Hawpe

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) announced they will shut down a disposal well in Hennessey, Thursday afternoon. 

OCC officials said after the earthquakes that occurred overnight in the Hennessey area, the Oil and Gas Conservation Division (OGCD) has stopped operations of an oil disposal that was injecting into the Arbuckle formation.

OGCD also issued a directive requiring volume reductions of Arbuckle disposal wells in the Enid area. The directive applies to seven disposal wells, and will result in a reduction in current disposed volume of approximately 3,350 barrels per day, officials said.

Researchers agree that oil disposal into the Arbuckle formation is the largest potential risk for causing earthquakes.