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BP plugs leak at oil well in Alaska

21 April 2017, 03:10 | Jan Cross

"BP is in the process of shutting in a well at the Prudhoe Bay oil field that experienced an unplanned release of hydrocarbon", said Brett Clanton, a BP spokesman in Houston.

On Friday, employees of BP Exploration Alaska discovered an uncontrolled gas leak in an oil and gas well on Alaska's North Slope, near the community of Deadhorse. There is no estimation of the volume of oil spilled or the amount of natural gas that is still coming from the wellhead.

Based on aerial pictures, the release appeared to be contained to the gravel pad surrounding the well head and never reached the surrounding tundra, BP said in an earlier statement.

Attempts to bring a leaking well house under control at a BP drill site in Prudhoe Bay have been unsuccessful, according to the latest situation report released from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

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The specific volume of the North Slope leak hasn't been determined and the cause of the release is unknown, the department said. The authorities have not established yet, what prompted the well to discharge oil and gas.

But the platform is still venting gas from a leak associated with a damaged pressure gauge.

The public image of BP is still recovering from the 2010 explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 people and affected beaches and wetlands. The production of the North Slope rose to about 565,000 Barrels per day in the month of March, which was the highest since the year 2013's month of December. Hilcorp Alaska has discovered several oil and natural-gas leaks in pipelines, but ice made had it impossible to fix the leaks.

Alaskan and federal officials had identified two leaks spewing methane gas which is linked to climate change. Back in 2009, a pipeline spilled some 1,100 barrels of crude in a BP-operated field. So far no injuries or wildlife impacts have been reported.



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