ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC RECEIVES THE SPILL OF THE DAY SPOT.
|Date Rec'd:||7/19/2011||Report taken by:||CHRIS CANFIELD|
|DocNum:||2215062||API number:||05-045 -10553||Facility ID:||276924|
|Operator:||ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC||Oper. No.||100185|
|Address:||370 17TH ST STE 1700 ATTN: DIANE BILESZNER DENVER , CO 80202-5632|
|Phone:||(303 )623-2300||Fax:||(303 )623-2400|
|Operator Contact:||DAN PROKOP|
|Description of Spill:|
|Date of Incident:||7/15/2011|
|Type of Facility:||WELL|
|Well Name/No.||N.PARACHUTE WF06D J22 596||Fac. Name/No.|
|Volumes spilled and recovered (bbls)|
|Water spilled: 5||Recvrd: 3 *(that leaves 2 bbls NOT RECOVERED) 1 BBL = 42 GALLONS according to COGCC|
Area and vertical extent of spill: 200-SQ FT X -
|Current land use: RANGELAND|
|Weather conditions: CLEAR, SUNNY|
|Soil/Geology description NIHILL CHANNERY LOAM, 6-25% SLOPES|
|Distance in feet to nearest surface water: 250|
|Depth to shallowest GW: 15|
|Livestock:||Water Wells: |
Cause of spill:
|PUMP WAS IMMEDIATELY SHUT DOWN BY PERSONNEL ON LOCATION. A WATER TRUCK WAS CALLED OUT TO REMOVE PORTION OF THE RELEASE WHICH WAS CAUGHT WITHIN PORTABLE POP UP CONTAINMENTS SURROUNDING THE EQUIPMENT AND THE ADJACENT WORKING SURFACE.|
|NO EMERGENCY PITS WERE CONSTRUCTED.|
|How extent determined:|
|THE REPORTED VOLUME WAS ESTIMATED BY LOOKING AT THE VOLUME CAPTURED AND REMOVED FROM SECONDARY CONTAINMENT AND COMPAIRED WITH THAT WHICH WAS REMAINING ON THE WORKING SURFACE. THE LATERAL EXTENT OF IMPACT WAS VISUALLY ESTIMATED.|
|DURING INTERIM RECLAMATION THE WORKING SURFACE WILL BE REMOVED AND STOCKPILED TO ALLOW FOR SUBSURFACE REGRADING AND TO ACCOMMODATE THE REDUCED INTERIM PAD FOOTPRINT. IF ELEVATED SALT LEVELS ARE PRESENT, AS A RESULT OF THIS INCIDENT, THOSE LEVELS WOULD BE REDUCED THROUGH BLENDING DURING REMOVAL, STOCKPILING, AND REAPPLICATION OF THE MATERIAL TO THE RESTRICTED WORKING SURFACE.|
|THE FRAC PUMP IN QUESTION WAS TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE FOR REPAIR, REMAINING FRAC PUPMPS BEING UTILIZED ON LOCATION ARE TO BE ROTATED OUT, INSPECTED AND RE-WELDED ALONG THE MANIFOLD END CAPS IF NEEDED PRIOR TO BEING RETURNED TO SERVICE.|
|WHILE CONDUCTING FRAC OPERATIONS ON THE J22 PAD, AN END CAP WELD LOCATED ON THE FRAC PUMP`S LOW SUCTION MANIFOLD FAILED AT ~3:15 PM ON 7/15/11 ALLOWING FOR THE RELEASE TO OCCUR.|
Let's run a complimentary guess for Encana and the COGCC and say that 10 BBLS of 'toxic' water were released but only 3 BBLS were recovered. That would leave 294 gallons of 'toxic' water un-recovered. If you've got a scientific explanation for 'guessing', I'd like to hear about it to see how it fits in with the scientific community. Visual estimations are not accurate. It's like a policeman stopping you for speeding and guessing how fast you were going with no factual recording of it. I am amazed how simple technologies are not employed in the Oi l & Gas Industry.
What chemical 'materials' are being used during the 'blending' process? BTW, where did the recovered 'toxic' water go?
I 'guess' I'll conclude here.