Division of Spill Prevention and Response


DS-11, Wells 7, 8, & 38 Seawater Release

Incident Description
incident location Location Prudhoe Bay, Eastern Operating Area, Drill Site 11 (DS 11). The released material flowed into a tundra impoundment that is located between a reserve pit and the roadway.
Product/Quantity Seawater; BPXA has estimated that the volume spilled at 61,626 gallons. The spill area was delineated and measured to be 950’ x 36’x8”.
Cause Pipeline rupture.
Time/Date of Incident The spill was discovered by BPXA and reported to ADEC at 4:00 PM on November 3, 2008.
Situation Reports
11/05/2008 (PDF 35K)
01/14/2010 (PDF 34K)



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