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UNIFIED COMMAND: Milne Point Tract 14 Production Line Release

Location Milne Point Tract 14 Production Line (approximately 25 miles northwest of Deadhorse and 40 miles northeast of Nuiqsut).
Product/Quantity HCA engineering calculations have resulted in an estimated maximum of 14,238 gallons (339 barrels) of produced fluids including crude oil and produced water were released to the pad and tundra. HCA estimates that the produced fluids contained 35% crude oil and 65% produced water.
Cause The cause of the production line rupture is under investigation, but crude escaped from an estimated 1/4" diameter hole in the 10" production line.
Time/Date of Incident A release from a 10" production line was observed at 7:50 a.m. on February 28, 2015. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's (ADEC's) After Hours Call service was notified at approximately 9:00 a.m. on the same day. ADEC responders were then contacted within 15 minutes.
  • Incident Commander: Rob Handy/Mark O'Malley, HCA
  • State On-Scene Coordinator: Tom DeRuyter, ADEC
  • Federal On-Scene Coordinator: Matt Carr, EPA
  • Local On-Scene Coordinator: Waska Williams, North Slope Borough
  • State Field Operations: John Ebel

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