Lets learn about flow lines …that piping that is aged and aging….
….in relating to spillage/leakages of brine, oil, or natural gas….
energy.about says …“Flowlines connect to a single wellhead in a producing field. Flowlines move natural gas from the wellhead to nearby storage tanks, transmission compressor stations, or processing plant booster stations”.
“And we had came into one of the roads that had some of the oil rigs on it and noticed a little bit of rainbow color in the water,” Ulch said. “We went around there and took a look at it and realized that it actually some oil coming out into the water.” Ulch contacted the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office who contacted the oil company representative. They got to Hagerman within 15 minutes. “It was caused by a pipeline leak, specifically a fall line from a well,” said Mary Maddux, a Regional Gas and Oil Specialist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Maddux says Jetta Operating Company, the operator of the well, fully responded and placed absorbent booms to contain the affected area. “It did get into the lake,” Maddux said. “It’s in the cove, in between two pads there on Lake Texoma.” Maddux says they aren’t sure how much oil leaked”.
There is coverage w/pics & video on News12 here.
http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060020169 reported back in June of 2015 that….
USFWS….”Most of these flowlines were installed 40 to 50 years ago. Pipe failures and small leaks are not uncommon due to the corrosive nature of the brine. Since 1973, refuge staff have documented 13 brine spills ranging in volume spilled from less than a barrel (42 gallons) to 3,500 barrels. Flowline leaks due to corrosion are the cause of most brine spills at the refuge”.
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Subject: Hagerman flowlines keep leaking how many operators need to get the memo?