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Milne Point C Pad Produced Water Release

Location
The rupture occurred behind Milne Point’s C pad, well #17. The Milne Point Unit is located approximately 20 miles west of the Greater Prudhoe Bay oil field, North Slope.
Time/Date
BPXA discovered the spill on February 8, 2007 at 11:00 PM. The spill was reported to ADEC by the State Troopers at 11:30 PM on February 8, 2007.
Spill Id
07399903901
Product/ Quantity
BPXA initially reported the spill as approximately 200 gallons of produced water. At 10:00 AM February 9, 2007 BPXA revised the spill estimate to 1,050 gallons of produced water. Produced water is a mixture of saline water and crude oil from the formation.
Cause
The 3” produced water line split due to inadequate thawing of the line prior to startup.

ADEC Situation Reports

Maps/Aerial Photos

Aerial Photo of Milne Point C Pad showing the location of the line rupture, and the apparent extent of the spill. (provided by BP)

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State map showing spill location

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