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DS-11, Wells 7, 8, & 38 Seawater Release

Location
Prudhoe Bay, Eastern Operating Area, Drill Site 11 (DS 11). The released material flowed into a tundra impoundment that is located between a reserve pit and the roadway.
Time/Date of Incident
The spill was discovered by BPXA and reported to ADEC at 4:00 PM on November 3, 2008.
Spill Number
08399930801
Product/Quantity
Seawater; BPXA has estimated that the volume spilled at 61,626 gallons. The spill area was delineated and measured to be 950’ x 36’x8”.
Cause
Pipeline rupture.

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November 4, 2008