40 Years at Prudhoe Bay: Pipeline tops for moving oil to market
Companies organize unprecedented engineering feat to overcome technical challenges of transporting Prudhoe Bay crude to tidewater
Even while Put River No. 1 was being drilled, the three companies most concerned with Prudhoe Bay at that time — British Petroleum, Atlantic Richfield and Humble (predecessor to ExxonMobil) — initiated a full-scale study of all possible alternative routes for moving the oil off the North Slope.
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Trans-Alaska pipeline chosen to move oil
Unprecedented technical challenge
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