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Crew works to regain control of North Dakota oil well

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Crews were working Friday to regain control of an oil well south of Watford City after a blowout prompted 15 workers to flee for safety.


The oil well blowout occurred Thursday after a piece of equipment failed at a well about seven miles north of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit, said Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.