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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: Mid-life transition for a giant

40 years after discovery the Prudhoe Bay field continues to produce oil while looking forward to future natural gas sales

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

At a time when daily oil production from the giant Prudhoe Bay on Alaska’s North Slope has declined from a peak of about 1.6 million barrels in 1987 to about 400,000 barrels, it is tempting to think of the field as being in terminal decline. Not so, BP’s Greater Prudhoe Bay Waterflood Resource Mana....

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Ivishak reservoir

Gas cap and oil rim

Waterflood

Further enhanced recovery


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