Company Deploying Helicopters for Oil Field Emergencies
WPX Energy is implementing a new emergency response plan in the oil patch which will allow transport of injured workers to trauma centers within one hour. The company has five drilling rigs in the Mandaree area, where access to an ambulance can take well over one hour. The company hopes that by using helicopters, staging response teams and supplying additional training to oil workers in the event of an accident, emergency response times and treatments will be improved. Read more in Prairie Business.