McHard Road Oil Well Incident – Update 2 – Dec 7, 2017

UPDATE: Photo added and inaccurate information about H2S removed.

Yesterday evening The City of Houston and Fort Bend County HAZMAT units, Missouri City Fire Department, and Fresno Fire Department responded to an incident at an oil well near the Fort Bend County Tollway and McHard Road. According to initial reports, an incident at an oil well caused petroleum-like odor.

Winds carried the smell across a large portion of the area; it is believed that the smell was from hydrogen sulfide.  Total Fire has been conducting air monitoring in the area and has been unable to detect significant amounts of the chemical in the air.

Wild Well Control is responding and should have the well capped by this evening.

Do not call 9-1-1 unless you have a life-threatening emergency.

If the situation requires additional updates will be provided at fbcoem.org.