Drill Site 2H produced Water Spill
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- The source of the spill is a 6-inch produced water/seawater injection line that transports water from the Central Processing Facility #2 (CPF-2) to Drill Site 2H for injection. CPAI reported to ADEC that the cause of the Kuparuk 2H produced water spill was attributed to internal corrosion of the injection water pipeline.
Joint Statement Regarding the Drill Site 2H Produced Water Release
ConocoPhillips Alaska reported to ADEC that the cause of the Kuparuk 2H produced water spill was attributed to internal corrosion of the injection water pipeline. The company has begun a comprehensive investigation, including a technical review of its Kuparuk corrosion and monitoring mitigation program. ConocoPhillips has worked closely with the ADEC on the response and a remediation program for the 2-acre impacted area of the tundra. In past injection water spills the flushing technique has been successful in mitigating any lasting effects. The response will continue until the ADEC concludes that it is complete and the impacted areas clean. A plan was developed which identifies specific tasks that must be accomplished to achieve closure. It is estimated that cleanup will be completed by the end of April 2005.