The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of a release occurring Sunday, October 18 at the Bernice 150-99-17-20-4H oil and gas well, about five miles west of Watford City, North Dakota. 

Newfield Production Company reported Sunday that 290 barrels of oil were released due to an equipment failure. Product was contained on-site and at the time of reporting 280 barrels of oil had been recovered.

A state inspector has been to the location and will monitor additional cleanup.