Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location Flow line 9A, near Flow Station 2, Eastern Operating Area, Prudhoe Bay.
Product/Quantity The volume of released material was estimated by BPXA and agreed to by ADEC to be 1,890 gallons (45 barrels) of produced water, 42 gallons (1 barrel) of crude oil and 5,000 cubic feet of natural gas.
Cause A 1/8” hole, located at the 10 o’clock position on the flow line was determined to be caused by external corrosion.
Time/Date of Incident BP Exploration Alaska (BPXA) discovered the spill at 2:25 PM on February 18, 2009 and reported the spill to the ADEC office in Fairbanks at 2:36 PM on February 18, 2009.
Situation Reports
02/18/2009 (PDF 34K)
02/19/2009 (PDF 38K)
02/20/2009 (PDF 39K)
02/21/2009 (PDF 39K)
02/23/2009 (PDF 39K)
03/05/2009 (PDF 37K)
01/14/2010 (PDF 32K)
Map showing spill location (JPG 590K)
February 22, 2009 >>click thumbnail for larger view
Damaged Area of Flow Line Hole in Flow line Snow removal along flow line Snow Removal From the Spill Site
Snow removal from the spill site

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