Bismarck, ND (KEYZ) – The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of a release occurring Monday, August 6 at the Krabseth 1 saltwater disposal well, about six miles southwest of Alamo, North Dakota. Crescent Point Energy U.S. Corp. reported Monday that 500 barrels of brine were released due to a valve failure. Product was contained on-site and cleanup is underway. A state inspector has been to the location and will monitor additional cleanup.
There were two previous spills last week, in Stark County 500 barrels of produced water spilled Friday, August 3rd. The spill impacted agricultural land in Stark County and occurred about 2 miles northwest of Dickinson. The Department of Health says a pipeline leak is to blame for the spill. The pipeline, owned by Scout Energy Management, LLC., is part of an enhanced oil recovery system which pumps produced water into the oil-bearing formation to increase oil flow. In Burke County, a pipeline leak is to blame for 380 barrels of produced water spilled. The spill happened 13 miles west of Kenmare on Thursday, August 2nd.