In 1990, a blind shear ram could not snuff out a major blowout on a rig off Texas.
The last tire confrontation resulted in major blowouts that, among other things, caused injuries to Elliott that ruined his 1989 season.
There had been a major blowout at a surface resort called Nirvana.
I just got back from a major blowout myself.
It's of her birthday party, the same day Simon and 1 had our major blowout, the one that led to our end.
The crew members, though expert in responding to the usual range of well problems, were unprepared for a major blowout followed by explosions, fires and a total loss of power.
Only when he was asked a question he didn't like, about his own divorces, say (he's had two), did he grow perilously still and completely expressionless, a pause that seemed to portend a major blowout.
Ekofisk experienced a major blowout in 1977 and 123 people were killed when the Alexander Kielland accommodation rig capsized in 1980; these incidents led to a strengthening of petroleum safety regulations.
We had a major blowout the night before the launch.
More than 37,000 wells have been drilled in state and Federal waters since 1953, and there has been only one major blowout that caused significant pollution of United States beaches, the 1969 Santa Barbara accident.