PARSHALL, N.D. (AP) _ Crews on Friday regained control of an oil well near Parshall that has been spraying an oily mist into the air.
Department of Mineral Resources spokeswoman Alison Ritter told The Forum newspaper that the cleanup process has begun.
The well sprayed oil, gas and water containing brine, but nearby Lake Sakakwea was not threatened. The amount of oil released is not yet known.
An official with Slawson Exploration Company says an equipment malfunction caused workers to lose control of the well Wednesday night. A specialized team flew in from Houston to deal with the incident.
Initial cleanup efforts are focusing on the field north of the well, the area most heavily affected by mist.
No one was hurt in the incident. Its cause is under investigation.