The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of a release occurring Thursday, August 19 at the Brown 41-28XH well, about 11 miles south of Stanley, North Dakota. 

Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation reported that 1,400 barrels of produced water were released due to an equipment failure/malfunction. The product was contained on-site.

At the time of reporting 1,304 barrels of produced water had been recovered. and cleanup is underway. A state inspector has been to the location and will monitor any additional cleanup.

Initial incident reports can be viewed in North Dakota’s Unified Spill Reporting System at