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BP Exploration Well #3, Prudhoe Bay, AK

Prudhoe Bay, Alaska | 2017-Apr-14

Initial Notification: On April 14, 2017, the EPA Duty Officer for EPA Region 10 notified NOAA ERD of an oil gas blowout on Well #3 in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The incident began at 0815 local time. The well is venting gas and a mist of oil is blowing off the pad into snow covered tundra. The pad has been evacuated until the well can be shut in. There is no estimate of the amount of oil and gas being discharged. Notification only, no requests for NOAA products at this time.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Natural gas; crude oil
Latitude (approximate): 70° 16.10′ North
Longitude (approximate): 148° 29.09′ West