Kuparuk Pad 1B Hard Line Leak
- Kuparuk River Unit, Drill Site 1B
- A release from a 2 inch hard line union on a line running between the ball mill injection facility and the injection well was discovered at 4:00 a.m. and was called in to CPAI Security at 6:09 a.m. on December 15, 2014. CPAI reported the spill to ADEC at 9:22 a.m.
- Spill Id
- Product/ Quantity
- CPAI estimates that approximately 85 barrels (3,570 gallons) of a drilling mud, brine, and diesel mixture was released.
- During normal operations a gasket along a 2 inch hard line on Pad 1B failed and released a mixture of drilling mud, brine, and diesel to gravel pad and a closed reserve pit. An area of approximately 3,000-4,000 square feet was impacted by the release.
ADEC Situation Reports
Images may be downloaded for free and used in publications provided credit is given to the source.
December 15, 2014
December 16, 2014
Indicates an external site.