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Apache Energy said Monday it expects severe weather in Texas to have only a “minimal impact” on production after flooding forced the company to temporarily shut in some wells.

The Houston-based company told Rigzone that the company’s Texas wells have not been damaged by severe weather but it has shut in some wells as a precautionary measure.

“As a precautionary measure, we began shutting in wells on the evening of May 26 and taking other preventive steps to prepare for any flooding from the Brazos River near our Eagle Ford operations in the Bryan/College Station area,” Apache spokesperson Rory Sweeney told Rigzone.

Apache has not disclosed how many wells it has temporarily shut in due to the storms.

The company added that, while it is still too early to determine the exact impact on production, any effect on production is expected to be “minimal” because the shut ins are temporary.

At least 29 people have died in Texas since severe thunderstorms and flooding began ravaging the oil rich state during Memorial Day weekend, the AP said.

Last week, at least three people were injured after a tornado struck a natural gas rig as it was drilling in North Texas


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