ExxonMobil in Alaska: Kuparuk goes online Dec. 13, 1981
Getting there is half the fun — or challenge — could have been field’s motto
The Kuparuk oil field was discovered in 1969 when Sinclair Oil and Gas, which would soon become part of ARCO, and BP drilled the Ugnu No. 1 well, which tested 1,056 barrels per day of oil from the Kuparuk formation.
The well was named after the nearby Ugnuravik River. That name is carried today by....
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1979 development begins
Project, challenges continue to grow
Kuparuk River a stumbling block
Permanent bridge needed
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