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Flow Station 2

Location
A crude oil transit line between Flow Station 2 (FS-2) and FS-1, Eastern Operating Area (EOA), Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Time/Date
In response to recently gathered inspection data, BPXA began shutting down the line at 6:30 AM August 6, 2006. During the shutdown operation, the spill was discovered by Alaska Clean Seas (ACS) Spill Response Team (SRT) at 8:40 AM, August 6, 2006. The spill was reported to ADEC by the State Troopers at 9:10 AM, August 6, 2006.
Spill Id
06399921801
Product/ Quantity
BPXA initially reported that an estimated 4 -5 barrels (168 – 210 gallons) of crude oil was released to the tundra. BPXA, in agreement with ADEC, has estimated a final spill volume of 23 barrels (966 gallons) spilled to tundra and 176 barrels (7,392 gallons) contained and recovered from the “fasttanks”.
Cause
Leaking FS-2 Transit Line. The cause is under investigation. Data collected from a smart pig operation on Friday August 4, 2006 revealed 16 anomalies in 12 locations along this line. These anomalies are associated with corrosion related pipeline wall-thinning. As a result of the inspection data and associated spill, BPXA is shutting down the Eastern Operating Area (EOA) of the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield.

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Photos of the Flow Station 2 release - August 7, 2006

Temporary patches installed at three locations - August 6-9, 2006

Response operations photos - August 6-9, 2006

Response operations photos - August 10, 2006

Response operations - August 11-14, 2006