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Vol. 13, No. 46 Week of November 16, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


40 Years at Prudhoe Bay: BP, ARCO prepare to tame an elephant

Initial development of the Prudhoe Bay field relies on seasoned workers, innovative logistics and historic equipment sealifts

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As the dust settled after the Prudhoe Bay oil field was discovered in 1968, BP began development drilling, using Nabors 18-E and Brinkerhoff Rig 36. Everett Potter, then a drilling consultant for BP, said rig technology has come a long way since those days. “We used to tear the rigs down to the gro....

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Unprecedented sealift shipments

Massive capital investment in the ’70s


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