Kuparuk 2U Pad Crude Oil Spill
- Kuparuk River Field, flow line between 2U Pad and CPF-2. Latitude: N 70° 19' 19.99" Longitude: W149° 55' 41.52".
- ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. (CPAI) discovered the spill at 1:33 AM on December 16, 2007 and reported the spill to ADEC via the Alaska State Troopers at 2:43 AM.
- Spill Id
- Product/ Quantity
- CPAI reported that 4,284 gallons (102 barrels) of crude oil, gas, and fluids spilled from a 24-inch flow line located within the Kuparuk River field between the 2V and 2W pads.
- CPAI reported external corrosion to the flow line. After the insulation from the flow line was removed, responders observed a 6-inch long crack (about 1/8 inch wide at the center) in the flow line. Investigators believe the cause was from external corrosion due to water trapped between the pipe and the insulation.
ADEC Situation Reports
- 01/14/2010 (Final) (PDF 41K)
- 01/10/2008 (PDF 41K)
- 01/02/2008 (PDF 41K)
- 12/26/2007 (PDF 40K)
- 12/21/2007 (PDF 40K)
- 12/20/2007 (PDF 40K)
- 12/19/2007 (PDF 40K)
- 12/18/2007 (PDF 43K)
- 12/17/2007 (PDF 97K)
Aerial and Miscellaneous Photos
- 12/16/2007 - aerial infrared photo showing extent of spill (courtesy of Conoco-Phillips)
- 12/17/2007 - overflight photo with crude misted areas outlined (courtesy of Conoco-Phillips)
- Photo of crack in pipeline (PDF, 99K, courtesy of Conoco-Phillips)