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DS-16 Flowline D, Crude Methanol Spill

Location
Flow Station 2, Prudhoe Bay Oil Field, Deadhorse, Alaska.
Time/Date of Incident
1:15 PM, October 15, 2007. BPXA reported the spill to ADEC at 1:57 PM, October 15, 2007.
Spill Number
07399928801
Product/Quantity
BPXA has estimated the spill volume total at 1,932 gallons (46 bbls) of product. Included in this total is 630 gallons (15 bbls) of neat methanol, 1260 gallons (30 bbls) of a 60/40 methanol water mixture and 42 gallons (1 bbl) of a crude / water mixture. Neat methanol is 100 % methanol.
Cause
The flowline was punctured when it moved with sufficient force to strike an adjacent horizontal support module and penetrated the pipe wall.

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