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BPXA H Pad Well 8 Three Phase Flowline Spill

Location
BPXA West Operating Area, H Pad Well 8, Prudhoe Bay
Time/Date of Incident
The incident started at 2:30 p.m. on April 28, 2014, when natural gas, crude oil and produced water began escaping from the line. The line was isolated and depressurized at 4:30 p.m., at which point the release stopped.
Spill Number
14399911801
Product/Quantity
Natural gas and produced water containing crude oil were released. The spill volume according to BPXA was approximately 700 gallons.
Cause
The exact cause of the release is still under investigation, the ruptured section of line was removed in September of 2014.

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