Division of Spill Prevention and Response

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Unified Command Photo Gallery
Photo Date: April 3, 2012
Wrangell camp being moved off Q2 ice pad. Photo date 4/3/2012 Panorama from Grid Stn 2411. Photo date 4/3/2012 Geo-referencing a high spot in the tundra nicked during the cleanup. Photo date 4/3/2012 Crew marking locations of Confirmation Sampling stations. Photo date 4/3/2012
Wrangell camp being moved off Q2 ice pad. Photo date 4/3/2012 Panorama from Grid Stn 2411. Photo date 4/3/2012 Geo-referencing a high spot in the tundra nicked during the cleanup. Photo date 4/3/2012 Crew marking locations of Confirmation Sampling stations. Photo date 4/3/2012

Photo Date: April 1, 2012
Close-up of typical example what will be left in spill zones south of ice pad. Photo Date 4/1/2012 Piled snow, ice, and mud after brooming in zones 1 and 2E, standing on the south-west side of the ice pad. Photo Date 4/1/2012 Representatives from Nuiqsit, NSB, ADEC, KSOP, and Repsol by snow melting spot in zone 4A during visit.  Photo Date 4/1/2012 Zones 1 and 2E, standing in zone 3.  Photo Date 4/1/2012
Close-up of typical example what will be left in spill zones south of ice pad. Photo Date 4/1/2012 Piled snow, ice, and mud after brooming in zones 1 and 2E, standing on the south-west side of the ice pad. Photo Date 4/1/2012 Representatives from Nuiqsit, NSB, ADEC, KSOP, and Repsol by snow melting spot in zone 4A during visit. Photo Date 4/1/2012 Zones 1 and 2E, standing in zone 3. Photo Date 4/1/2012
Zones 1, 2E and 2W, standing in zone 3.  Photo Date 4/1/2012 Tundra after dust lens on snow was melted in Zone 4A. Photo date 4/1/2012 Zone 4A melting project:George Sielak and Dora Ahkiavana.  Photo date 4/1/2012 Cleanup crews sweeping up solids from the final ice trimming work on Zone 2E. Photo date 4/1/2012
Zones 1, 2E and 2W, standing in zone 3. Photo Date 4/1/2012 Tundra after dust lens on snow was melted in Zone 4A. Photo date 4/1/2012 Zone 4A melting project:George Sielak and Dora Ahkiavana. Photo date 4/1/2012 Cleanup crews sweeping up solids from the final ice trimming work on Zone 2E. Photo date 4/1/2012
Crew sweeping up the final snow and ice in Zone 2E. Photo date 4/1/2012 Using Bobcat MT55  in Zone 2E. Photo date 4/1/2012    
Crew sweeping up the final snow and ice in Zone 2E. Photo date 4/1/2012 Using Bobcat MT55 in Zone 2E. Photo date 4/1/2012    

Photo Date: March 31, 2012
DEC check of a thick layer of formation water ice near pad in Zone 2E. Photo date 3/31/2012 Characteristics of swept up material recovery in Zone 2E.  Photo date 3/31/2012 Characteristics of swept up material recovery in Zone 2E.  Photo date 3/31/2012 Repsol Q2.  Photo date 3/31/2012
DEC check of a thick layer of formation water ice near pad in Zone 2E. Photo date 3/31/2012 Characteristics of swept up material recovery in Zone 2E. Photo date 3/31/2012 Characteristics of swept up material recovery in Zone 2E. Photo date 3/31/2012 Repsol Q2. Photo date 3/31/2012
Repsol Q2.  Photo date 3/31/2012 PENCO crew removing piles of solids after sweeping zone 2E.  Photo date 3/31/2012 Trimming ice down to 4in around hot spots in zone 2E.  Photo date 3/31/2012 Bob Mattson watching excavator prep for trimming in zone 2E.  Photo date 3/31/2012
Repsol Q2. Photo date 3/31/2012 PENCO crew removing piles of solids after sweeping zone 2E. Photo date 3/31/2012 Trimming ice down to 4in around hot spots in zone 2E. Photo date 3/31/2012 Bob Mattson watching excavator prep for trimming in zone 2E. Photo date 3/31/2012
Repsol Q2.  Photo date 3/31/2012 Tractor mounted ice trimmer/grinder.  Photo date 3/31/2012 Bob Mattson and Tim Cater checking on snow melting procedure in zone 4A.  Photo date 3/31/2012 Excavator removing top layer of snow in Zone 3 to prepare for trimming of ice layer with elevated EC values.  Photo date 3/31/2012
Repsol Q2. Photo date 3/31/2012 Tractor mounted ice trimmer/grinder. Photo date 3/31/2012 Bob Mattson and Tim Cater checking on snow melting procedure in zone 4A. Photo date 3/31/2012 Excavator removing top layer of snow in Zone 3 to prepare for trimming of ice layer with elevated EC values. Photo date 3/31/2012
Winter Ice Road for Pioneer & Repsol.  Photo date 3/31/2012 DEC Field SOSC (Mattson) with KSOP Board member George and others on site visit.  Photo date 4/1/2012 DEC Field SOSC with Dewayne Hopson, George Sielak and Frank Oyagak Jr representatives from Nuiqsut KSOP checking cleanup adequacy. Photo date 4/1/2012 Tundra after dust lens on snow was melted in Zone 4A. Photo date 4/1/2012
Winter Ice Road for Pioneer & Repsol. Photo date 3/31/2012 DEC Field SOSC (Mattson) with KSOP Board member George and others on site visit. Photo date 4/1/2012 DEC Field SOSC with Dewayne Hopson, George Sielak and Frank Oyagak Jr representatives from Nuiqsut KSOP checking cleanup adequacy. Photo date 4/1/2012 Tundra after dust lens on snow was melted in Zone 4A. Photo date 4/1/2012
Tundra after dust lens on snow was melted in Zone 4A. Photo date 4/1/2012      
Tundra after dust lens on snow was melted in Zone 4A. Photo date 4/1/2012      

Photo Date: March 30, 2012
Manual cleanup with skidsteer support in Zone 1 and 2E. Photo date 3/30/2012 Tim Cater (ABR) is showing Tom DeRuyter (ADEC) a clod of frozen ejected material out in Zone 3. Photo date 3/30/2012 Clod of frozen ejected material out in Zone 3. Photo date 3/30/2012 PENCO crew taking ice cuttings for EC field screening.Photo date 3/30/2012
Manual cleanup with skidsteer support in Zone 1 and 2E. Photo date 3/30/2012 Tim Cater (ABR) is showing Tom DeRuyter (ADEC) a clod of frozen ejected material out in Zone 3. Photo date 3/30/2012 Clod of frozen ejected material out in Zone 3. Photo date 3/30/2012 PENCO crew taking ice cuttings for EC field screening.Photo date 3/30/2012
Looking East over the spill area with hand crew cleanup. Photo date 3/30/2012      
Looking East over the spill area with hand crew cleanup. Photo date 3/30/2012      

Photo Date: March 29, 2012
Zones 1, 2E, and 2W after the excavator removed the top layer of solids. Photo date 3/29/2012 Cleanup finished in zone 4A. Photo date 3/29/2012 Stock pile of solids that came out of zone 1 and 2E. Photo date 3/29/2012 Zones 1, 2E and 2W after the cleanup crew brought in two front loaders for backscraping. Photo date 3/29/2012
Zones 1, 2E, and 2W after the excavator removed the top layer of solids. Photo date 3/29/2012 Cleanup finished in zone 4A. Photo date 3/29/2012 Stock pile of solids that came out of zone 1 and 2E. Photo date 3/29/2012 Zones 1, 2E and 2W after the cleanup crew brought in two front loaders for backscraping. Photo date 3/29/2012

Photo Date: March 27, 2012
Cuttings from hole 201 to be used for analysis.  Photo Date 3/27/2012 Example of hole drilled using a 1 in (dia) drill bit.  Photo Date 3/27/2012 Example of hole drilled using a 1 in (dia) drill bit.  Photo Date 3/27/2012 Hitachi 700 during clean-up of zone 1. Photo Date 3/27/2012
Cuttings from hole 201 to be used for analysis. Photo Date 3/27/2012 Example of hole drilled using a 1 in (dia) drill bit. Photo Date 3/27/2012 Example of hole drilled using a 1 in (dia) drill bit. Photo Date 3/27/2012 Hitachi 700 during clean-up of zone 1. Photo Date 3/27/2012
Hitachi 700 during clean-up of zone 1.  Photo Date 3/27/2012 Penco crew drilling in zone 2E and collecting cuttings.  Photo Date 3/27/2012    
Hitachi 700 during clean-up of zone 1. Photo Date 3/27/2012 Penco crew drilling in zone 2E and collecting cuttings. Photo Date 3/27/2012    
Photo Date: March 26, 2012
CAT 1966K front loader hauling solids to cell 2.  Photo Date 3/26/2012 Hitachi 700 dropping solids onto spoil pile.  Photo Date 3/26/2012 Hitachi 700 removing large chunk of solid during clean-up of zone 1.  Photo Date 3/26/2012 Hitachi 700 removing large chunk of solid during clean-up of zone 1.  Photo Date 3/26/2012
CAT 1966K front loader hauling solids to cell 2. Photo Date 3/26/2012 Hitachi 700 dropping solids onto spoil pile. Photo Date 3/26/2012 Hitachi 700 removing large chunk of solid during clean-up of zone 1. Photo Date 3/26/2012 Hitachi 700 removing large chunk of solid during clean-up of zone 1. Photo Date 3/26/2012
Hitachi 700 set up on solids in zone 1 looking NW.  Photo Date 3/26/2012      
Hitachi 700 set up on solids in zone 1 looking NW. Photo Date 3/26/2012      
Photo Date: March 22, 2012
Boundary of Ice Delination. Photo Date 3/22/2012 Broken Zone 1 Chunks.  Photo Date 3/22/2012 ADEC responder Paul Lhotka delinating formation water. Photo Date 3/22/2012 ADEC responder Paul Lhotka delinating extent of drilling mud. Photo Date 3/22/2012
Boundary of Ice Delination. Photo Date 3/22/2012 Broken Zone 1 Chunks. Photo Date 3/22/2012 ADEC responder Paul Lhotka delinating formation water. Photo Date 3/22/2012 ADEC responder Paul Lhotka delinating extent of drilling mud. Photo Date 3/22/2012
DEC responder Paul Lhotka in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  Photo Date 3/22/2012 Zone 3 of the cleanup site. Photo Date 3/22/2012 Tim Cater from ACS Sampling Tundra in zone 3.  Photo Date 3/22/2012  
DEC responder Paul Lhotka in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Photo Date 3/22/2012 Zone 3 of the cleanup site. Photo Date 3/22/2012 Tim Cater from ACS Sampling Tundra in zone 3. Photo Date 3/22/2012  
Photo Date: March 21, 2012
Edge of Zone 1 with John Ebels boot as reference. Photo Date 3/21/2012 Shoveled Stockpile. Photo Date 3/21/2012 Snow Machine Tactic in Zone 3. Photo Date 3/21/2012 ADEC and ACS. Photo Date 3/21/2012
Edge of Zone 1 with John Ebels boot as reference. Photo Date 3/21/2012 Shoveled Stockpile. Photo Date 3/21/2012 Snow Machine Tactic in Zone 3. Photo Date 3/21/2012 ADEC and ACS. Photo Date 3/21/2012
Equipment in Zone 2E. Photo Date 3/21/2012 Looking at Zone 3. Photo Date 3/21/2012    
Equipment in Zone 2E. Photo Date 3/21/2012 Looking at Zone 3. Photo Date 3/21/2012    

Photo Date: March 20, 2012
ADEC responders being briefed by Alaska Clean Seas (ACS) in the field command post. Photo Date 3/20/1012 ADEC staff evaluating cleanup with ACS. Photo Date 3/20/2012 Nuiqsut elders evaluating the plume on the southwest, zone 4, for cleanup determination. Photo Date 3/20/1012  Penco responders removing mud by hand and snow machine from zone 3. Photo Date 3/20/1012
ADEC responders being briefed by Alaska Clean Seas (ACS) in the field command post. Photo Date 3/20/1012 ADEC staff evaluating cleanup with ACS. Photo Date 3/20/2012 Nuiqsut elders evaluating the plume on the southwest, zone 4, for cleanup determination. Photo Date 3/20/1012 Penco responders removing mud by hand and snow machine from zone 3. Photo Date 3/20/1012
Zone 1 heavy equipment removal. Photo Date 3/20/1012 Zone 2 east trimmer removing contaminated ice. Photo Date 3/20/1012 Zone 3 cleanup using shovels and brooms. Photo Date 3/20/1012  
Zone 1 heavy equipment removal. Photo Date 3/20/1012 Zone 2 east trimmer removing contaminated ice. Photo Date 3/20/1012 Zone 3 cleanup using shovels and brooms. Photo Date 3/20/1012  

Photo Date: March 17, 2012
First drilling in zone 2 east section.  Photo Date 3/17/2012 Field note book reference next to mud. Photo Date 3/17/2012 South end of zone two with mud lens and top of tundra.  Photo Date 3/17/2012 Responders Tim Cater (ABR) and Paul Lhotka (ADEC) working at a test hole at East side of section 2.  Photo Date 3/17/2012
First drilling in zone 2 east section. Photo Date 3/17/2012 Field note book reference next to mud. Photo Date 3/17/2012 South end of zone two with mud lens and top of tundra. Photo Date 3/17/2012 Responders Tim Cater (ABR) and Paul Lhotka (ADEC) working at a test hole at East side of section 2. Photo Date 3/17/2012
Tim Cater (ABR) holding chunk of ice collected at approx 26 inches.  Photo Date 3/17/2012 Tundra and rock blown from well casing further away from end of zone 2 south end.  Photo Date 3/17/2012    
Tim Cater (ABR) holding chunk of ice collected at approx 26 inches. Photo Date 3/17/2012 Tundra and rock blown from well casing further away from end of zone 2 south end. Photo Date 3/17/2012    

Photo Date: March 16, 2012
Hole approx 20 feet from end of plume with an approx six inch lens of mud. Photo Date 3/16/2012 Large mound of mud within hot zone.  Photo Date 3/16/2012 Delineating east portion of plume.  Photo Date 3/16/2012 Representatives of Unified Command and tundra expert.  Photo Date 3/16/2012
Hole approx 20 feet from end of plume with an approx six inch lens of mud. Photo Date 3/16/2012 Large mound of mud within hot zone. Photo Date 3/16/2012 Delineating east portion of plume. Photo Date 3/16/2012  

Photo Date: March 6-10, 2012
Contaminated material with John Engles (ADEC) and Wild Well Control staff at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/06/2012 Boots & Coots Coiled Tubing Unit 1 and Peak Crane at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/10/2012 Boots & Coots Coiled Tubing Unit 1 and Peak Crane at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/10/2012 Boots & Coots Coiled Tubing Unit 1 and Peak Crane at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/10/2012
Contaminated material with John Engles (ADEC) and Wild Well Control staff at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/06/2012 Boots & Coots Coiled Tubing Unit 1 and Peak Crane at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/07/2012 Boots & Coots Coiled Tubing Unit 1 and Peak Crane at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/10/2012 Boots & Coots Coiled Tubing Unit 1 and Peak Crane at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/10/2012

Photo Date: March 5-6, 2012
John Engles collecting a sample. Photo Date 03/05/2012 Ice road across the Arctic Ocean. Photo Date 03/05/2012 Mud tank at end of diverter in preparation for well kill activities. Photo Date 03/05/2012 Nabors drill rig and peak SuperSuckers. Photo Date 03/05/2012
John Engles collecting a sample. Photo Date 03/05/2012 Ice road across the Arctic Ocean. Photo Date 03/05/2012 Mud tank at end of diverter in preparation for well kill activities. Photo Date 03/05/2012 Nabors drill rig and peak SuperSuckers. Photo Date 03/05/2012
Boots & Coots coiled tubing Unit 1 at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/06/2012 Removing impacted materials at the Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/06/2012 Waste material at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/06/2012  
Boots & Coots coiled tubing Unit 1 at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/06/2012 Removing impacted materials at the Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/06/2012 Waste material at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 03/06/2012  

Photo Date: March 1, 2012
Drill rig at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 3/1/2012 ADEC's John Engles looking at drill rig- road blocked due to ongoing well activities. Photo Date 3/1/2012 John Engles taking picture of drilling rig in front of drilling supplies. Photo Date 3/1/2012 PEAK SuperSuckers staged away from drill rig while well work occurs. Photo Date 3/1/2012
Drill rig at Repsol Q2 Pad. Photo Date 3/1/2012 ADEC's John Engles looking at drill rig- road blocked due to ongoing well activities. Photo Date 3/1/2012 John Engles taking picture of drilling rig in front of drilling supplies. Photo Date 3/1/2012 PEAK SuperSuckers staged away from drill rig while well work occurs. Photo Date 3/1/2012
Remaining stockpiled material (frozen drill mud, sand and water). Photo Date 3/1/2012      
Remaining stockpiled material (frozen drill mud, sand and water). Photo Date 3/1/2012      

Photo Date: Feb 24-27, 2012
Crews recovering muds from rig containment. Photo date 02/24/2012 Crews installing piping on end of diverter line for mud recovery after startup. Photo date 02/27/2012 Decon for exit from hot zone. Photo date 02/27/2012 Nabors sign-in shed for entry to hot zone.  Photo date 02/27/2012
Crews recovering muds from rig containment. Photo date 02/24/2012 Crews installing piping on end of diverter line for mud recovery after startup. Photo date 02/27/2012 Decon for exit from hot zone. Photo date 02/27/2012 Nabors sign-in shed for entry to hot zone. Photo date 02/27/2012
Steam manifolds and supersuckers recover fluids from inside the drillingrigs. Photo date 02/27/2012 Supersuckers recovering mud from steaming operation. Photo date 02/27/2012    
Steam manifolds and supersuckers recover fluids from inside the drillingrigs. Photo date 02/27/2012 Supersuckers recovering mud from steaming operation. Photo date 02/27/2012    

Photo Date: Feb 23-26, 2012
Excavator attachment busting mud from around diverter. Photo date 02/23/2012 Nabors crew cleaning mud from within the drill rig. Photo date 02/26/2012 Pit to place mud recovery tank in once circulation of mud starts. Photo date 02/26/2012 Section of diverter pipe has been removed and diverter pipe cleaned of mud and ice. Photo date 02/26/2012
Excavator attachment busting mud from around diverter. Photo date 02/23/2012 Nabors crew cleaning mud from within the drill rig. Photo date 02/26/2012 Pit to place mud recovery tank in once circulation of mud starts. Photo date 02/26/2012 Section of diverter pipe has been removed and diverter pipe cleaned of mud and ice. Photo date 02/26/2012

Photo Date: 02/22/2012      
Heaters pump hot air to thaw drilling rig. (Photo date 2/18/2012) Heaters pump hot air to thaw drilling rig. (Photo date 2/22/2012) Temporary storage for drilling mud removed from drill pad. (Photo date 2/22/2012) Drilling mud released out of diverter. (Photo date 2/22/2012)
Heaters pump hot air to thaw drilling rig. (Photo date 2/18/2012) Heaters pump hot air to thaw drilling rig. (Photo date 2/22/2012) Temporary storage for drilling mud removed from drill pad. (Photo date 2/22/2012) Drilling mud released out of diverter. (Photo date 2/22/2012)
Large blocks of frozen drilling mud. (Photo date 2/22/2012) Supersucker recovering waste fluids. (Photo date 2/22/2012)    
Large blocks of frozen drilling mud. (Photo date 2/22/2012) Supersucker recovering waste fluids. (Photo date 2/22/2012)    

Photo Date: 02/17/2012      
South end of pad mud-water. Mud-water off south end of pad. Suspected misting on the SW side of pad. Q2 Pad SE side mud-water.
South end of pad mud-water. South end of pad mud-water. (Photo date 2/17/2012) Mud-water off south end of pad. South end of pad mud-water. (Photo date 2/17/2012) Suspected misting on the SW side of pad. South end of pad mud-water. (Photo date 2/17/2012) Q2 Pad SE side mud-water. South end of pad mud-water. (Photo date 2/17/2012)
Mud-water on pad and tundra.      
Mud-water on pad and tundra. South end of pad mud-water. (Photo date 2/17/2012)