(ADAK FWD CMD)-- Following is brief on generic setup at North Slope oilfield in context with recent rupture of wellhead--
The oilfield map--
A typical drill site layout--
Drill site at Prudhoe Bay. The smaller structures are wellhouses sheltering the wellheads from snow. The larger structure at left is a manifold building that controls the production at that drill site.
Following indicates approx. loc of the ruptured wellhead--
ALASKA GOV BULLETIN--
BPXA Flow Station 1 Drill Site 2 Well 3 Release
|Location||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).|
|Product/Quantity||The well is currently venting gas, which caused a spray of crude to impact the well pad. A Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) overflight shows that the crude spray plume did not leave the pad, however, the situation is not safe yet for responders to access the area and confirm that there have been no impacts to adjacent tundra. No volume estimate for crude spray released is available at this time.|
|Cause||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.|
(Lat/Long: 70.268653, -148.78641).
DIST ALL FWD CMD, ATTN MERTZ,SCULLERY--