NEWS BULLETIN

October 03, 2011 --- Vol. 17, No. 83October 2011

ANS September production up 13.3 percent

Alaska North Slope crude oil production averaged 608,680 barrels per day in September, up 13.3 percent from an August average of 537,275 bpd, according to figures from the Alaska Department of Revenue’s Tax Division.

The largest volume increase was at the BP Exploration (Alaska)-operated Prudhoe Bay field, where production averaged 306,696 bpd in September, up 58,775 bpd (23.7 percent) over an August average of 247,921 bpd.

The largest percentage increase month over month was at the BP-operated Lisburne field, which at 33,250 bpd was up 28.9 percent, or 7,458 bpd, from an August average of 25,792 bpd.

Production at the ConocoPhillips Alaska-operated Kuparuk River field averaged 137,968 bpd in September, up 3.6 percent from an August average of 133,145 bpd.

The ConocoPhillips-operated Alpine field averaged 83,509 bpd in September, up 2 percent from an August average of 81,849.

BP’s Milne Point field averaged 22,312 bpd in September, down 0.45 percent from an August average of 22,413 bpd.

The BP-operated Endicott field averaged 12,359 bpd in September, down 1.6 percent from an August average of 12,558 bpd.

Production at the BP-operated Northstar field averaged 12,586 bpd in September, down 7.4 percent from an August average of 13,597.

See story in Oct. 9 issue of Petroleum News, available to subscribers online at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7 at www.PetroleumNews.com


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