The increase in reportable releases in 2017 is primarily due to a change in reportable volume in Utah. Reportable volumes, required by law, were reduced from 10 barrels to five barrels. As a result, approximately 25 percent of 2017 releases would not have been considered reportable in 2016.
*Produced water includes brine, gel, brackish injections and flowback. Does not include treated or freshwater spills.
**Other includes non-produced fluids such as drilling mud, diesel fuel and chemicals