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Prudhoe Bay Oil Field

• Prudhoe Bay Oil Field is a large oil field on Alaska's North Slope . • It is the largest oil field in both the United States and in North America, covering 213,543 acres (86,418 ha) and originally containing approximately 25 billion barrels (4.0×109 m3) of oil

250 miles (400 km) north of the Arctic Circle.050 km) north of Anchorage.LOCATION • The field is located 400 miles (640 km) north of Fairbanks and 650 miles (1.200 miles (1.900 km) from the North Pole. and 1. .

OWNERSHIP • • • • BP Exploration (Operator): 26% ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.: 36% ExxonMobil: 36% Others: 2% .

Greater Prudhoe Bay satellite fields • East Operating Area (formerly ARCO)(production start date: 1977) • West Operating Area (BP Exploration)(production start date: 1977) • Midnight Sun (production start date: 1998) • Aurora (production start date: 2000) • Orion (production start date: 2002) • Polaris (production start date: 1999) • Borealis (production start date: 2001) .

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1977 Total field area: 213.543 acres (864. 1968 Production start: June 20.Statistics for the Greater Prudhoe Bay Field • • • • • Discovery well: Prudhoe Bay State #1 Discovery date: March 12.18 km2) Oil production wells: 1114 .

000.Statistics for the Greater Prudhoe Bay Field • Total capacity: 25 billion barrels (4.1×109 m3) • Remaining recoverable: 2 billion barrels (320.000 m3) .7×109 m3) • Total recoverable: 13 billion barrels (2.0×109 m3)Produced: 11 billion barrels (1.

5 million barrels per day (240.Peak production • 1.000 m3/d) (1979) .

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