Clean-up ongoing after produced salt water leak south of Grande Prairie – My Grande Prairie Now

Clean-up ongoing after produced salt water leak south of Grande Prairie - My Grande Prairie Now
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Clean up crews are on site after 500,000 litres of produced saltwater was released from the NuVista Energy Ltd pipeline about 70 kilometres south of Grande Prairie.

The leak, according to NuVista officials was detected on September 9th, after which the company immediately shut the line down to investigate. Clean-up efforts are underway with the company, with environmental consultants also been dispatched to the site.

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.

“Our top priority is to ensure the safety of people, protection of the environment, and fish and wildlife,” Jonathan Wright, president and CEO of NuVista Energy, said in a statement. “We will ensure a full and proper cleanup and will investigate to ensure learnings and to avoid any recurrence.”

Clean-up underway after 500,000 litres of produced salt water released near Grande Prairie

We will ensure a full and proper cleanup and will investigate to ensure learnings and to avoid any recurrence, he added.

According to NuVista Energy, staff identified a possible leak on Monday through the company’s pipeline leak monitoring and detection system. It was believed to be about 70 kilometres south of Grande Prairie, on a pipeline that runs from a NuVista gas facility in the Bilbo field to a nearby disposal well.

No impacts to wildlife have been reported, and no word on how long the line will be shut down have been released.

On its website, NuVista Energy describes itself as an “oil and natural gas company actively engaged in the exploration for, and the development and production of, oil and natural gas reserves in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.”

Another U.S. energy company doing business in Alberta has shut down its operations north of the border.

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.

Houston-based Nine Energy Service operated three sites in Alberta, including its headquarters in the City of Calgary.

The release occurred in the Bilbo field located about 70 kilometres south of Grande Prairie, company vice-president production and facilities Ryan Paulgaard said.

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