Why did Paramount suddenly distribute Emergency Response Plan in Town of Fox Creek? To distract from Sprocket Energy’s 460,000 litre spill/leak/frac hit at abandoned sour gas well near Smoke Lake Provincial Park and the town?
Pipeline in NW Alberta leaks 100,000 litres contaminated water. More AER Media deflection? Keep the public, community of Fox Creek and summer campers unaware of much more serious, potentially life-threatening, 460,000 litres leak/spill/frac hit? at Sprocket Energy’s abandoned sour gas well near Smoke Lake Provincial Park and campground?
Why is 320,000 litre spill 36 km NE of Swan Hills splashed all over the media, but not the bigger 460,000 litre spill in AER’s Frac Frenzy Blanket Approval Pilot Project 6 km from Town of Fox Creek? Because it was a frac hit? AER instructing media to deflect concerned Canadians in another direction?
ALSO REPORTED IN THE MEDIA BUT NOT THE BIGGER SPROCKET SPILL! Bonterra Energy Corp pipeline spills 40,000 litres (~250 barrels) oil into Washout Creek, which flows into North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton’s drinking water supply
NuVista Energy Ltd. Responds to Produced Water Leak by GlobeNewswire, September 12, 2019, Yahoo
NuVista Energy Ltd. is responding to a produced salt water leak on a pipeline in northwest Alberta, 70 kilometres south of Grande Prairie.
The produced water disposal pipeline has been shut down and isolated. There have been no injuries. The pipeline runs from NuVista’s gas facility in the Bilbo field to a nearby water disposal well. Produced water is a by-product of oil and gas production.
On the morning of Monday September 9, operations staff at the facility identified a possible leak based on our pipeline leak monitoring and detection system. The pipeline was immediately shut down and NuVista activated our Emergency Response Plan. The leak is located where the pipeline runs underground near the centre of the facility. The Alberta Energy Regulator and local stakeholders were notified.
“Our top priority is to ensure the safety of people, protection of the environment, and fish and wildlife,” said Jonathan Wright, NuVista Energy President and CEO. “We will ensure a full and proper cleanup and will investigate to ensure learnings and to avoid any recurrence.”
NuVista has engaged Alberta-based North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc. to provide technical support for spill response, remediation and environmental assessment activities. Initial information suggests a release volume of approximately 500m3. This produced water primarily came to surface at the facility and a portion of it mixed with rainwater and migrated offsite along a ditch and low-lying area north of the facility. Preliminary results suggest the spill has covered portions of an area approximately 400 metres by 600 metres. Personnel and equipment are now working to skim off any contaminated fluid for safe offsite disposal.
The cause of the leak has not yet been determined. NuVista Energy is cooperating with the AER and local stakeholders, and has initiated an investigation to determine the cause.
Clean-up underway after 500,000 litres of produced salt water released near Grande Prairie by CBC News, Sep 12, 2019
A clean-up operation is underway in northern Alberta after 500,000 litres of produced salt water was released from a pipeline near Grande Prairie earlier this week.
The pipeline is owned by NuVista Energy Ltd. of Calgary.
Leak detection measurement equipment discovered the breach, which was reported to the Alberta Energy Regulator on Monday, the company said Thursday.
The release occurred in the Bilbo field located about 70 kilometres south of Grande Prairie, company vice-president production and facilities Ryan Paulgaard said.
The pipeline was immediately shut down and isolated and the clean-up is “well underway,” he said.
There was “no definitive timeline” as to how long the clean-up and land reclamation will take, he added.
An investigation will be carried out to determine the exact cause of the leak.
Environmental consultants are on site.
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