BPXA L-1 Test-Header Pipeline Leak
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- During the Lisburne Production Center annual shut-in, an eight-inch test-header pipeline, with a 100 barrel potential capacity, released in an underground section at a roadway crossing at the L-1 drill site. The pipeline failed in a structural casing sleeve, releasing fluids from each end. The pipeline failure occurred during a leak test intended to check newly-installed valves. The pipeline pressure reached 949 psi and then failed. The fluids released vertically onto the gravel drill pad and horizontally onto the tundra.