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Vol. 14, No. 28 Week of July 12, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


BP in Alaska: Prudhoe Bay production begins

Frank Baker

For Petroleum News

June 20, 1977, 10:26 a.m. Operations Control Center Valdez: “Gathering Center 1, we have verified with Pump Station 1 that you are authorized to start production at a rate of 100,000 barrels per day.” Gathering Center 1: “Affirmative. We have advised Pump Station 1 that we are opening the valve at Skid 50 to begin production.”

With the words above, North America’s largest oil field came to life 32 years ago, charting a new future for Alaska, BP and the nation. June 20, 1977, was a gray, overcast day at Prudhoe Bay as scores of reporters, dignitaries and others huddled around the pipeline outside Pump Station 1, listening....

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Three decades of operations


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