Laramie, Wy – Microbes are going to work cleaning up the site of a gas well blowout last month. It happened a few miles west of Clark in the Big Horn Basin.
The blowout contaminated the well site with drilling fluid and gas condensate.
Vacuum trucks removed about ten barrels of gas condensate from the surface. Now company officials hope to clean up the rest with a product called Micro-Blaze.
Micro-Blaze is a combination of nutrients, microbes and a wetting agent. The microbes in the product are able to break down hydrocarbons into carbon dioxide and water.
The blowout on August eleventh prompted the evacuation of about a dozen people until the well was capped three days later.