BPXA Flow Station 1 Drill Site 2 Well 3 Release
- BPXA Drill Site 2 (DS2) pad, Well 3 in the Greater Prudhoe Bay area approximately 5 miles from the Deadhorse Airport (Lat/Long: 70.268653, -148.78641).
- Spill Id
- Product/ Quantity
- The well is no longer venting gas, which caused an initial spray of crude oil that impacted the well pad. A Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) overflight on April 14, 2017, showed that the crude spray plume did not leave the pad. The impacted area is limited to the reserve pit of the gravel pad, however cleanup responders have not yet confirmed there are no impacts to adjacent tundra. No volume estimate for the crude spray released is available at this time.
- The cause of the release is unknown at this time. ADEC is coordinating with BPXA and the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) to investigate the cause of the release. Well 3 is an oil and gas production well.
ADEC Situation Reports
Unified Command Press Releases
Images may be downloaded for free and used in publications provided credit is given to the source.
April 14, 2017
Indicates an external site.