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NEWS RELEASE    |     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     | Tuesday, October 24, 2023


Incident Reported in Dunn County


BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of a produced water Spill occurring Monday, October 23, 2023, at the Deep Creek/Jorgenson 44X-5 well.  


XTO Energy reported Tuesday, October 24, 2023, that an estimated 1030 bbls of produced water was released into containment and that it was all recovered.


The incident was from a corroded plug.


A North Dakota Oil and Gas inspector has been to the location and will monitor the cleanup.


Visit spill.nd.gov for more information about North Dakota’s Unified Spill Reporting System notifications and the public access tool.



C O N T A C T :

Bridget Danso, Public Information Officer II

North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources    |    701.328.8036   |  bydanso@nd.gov




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