Alpine Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Conoco
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Alaska's North Slope
  • Production start: 2000
  • Partners: Anadarko
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: Proven and potential reserves of 250 to 300 million barrels, with 800 million to a billion barrels of oil in place
  • Production Volume:


  • The field is located in the Colville River area, 34 miles west of the Kuparuk River field, eight miles from the Inupiat village of Nuiqsut and near the border of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
  • The 40,000-acre field was developed on just 94 acres, or two-tenths of one percent of the field area
  • The Alpine development involves two drill sites and more than 112 horizontal wells.
  • Development of the first site includes the use of miscible injectant, for enhanced oil recovery
  • There are a number of satellite fields, including Fiord, Nanuq & Qannik


  • ASRC Energy Services: Project management, module fabrication assembly and installation, and tie-in and commissioning services
  • Baker: Final design, civil infrastructure engineering and construction requirements for the pipeline


  • 1994 - The discovery well for the Alpine field was drilled
  • 1996 - The Alpine discovery was declared commercial
  • 1999 - ARCO and Anadarko approved a revised development plan that increased production rates and reserve estimates
  • 2000 - Phillips acquires a 78% stake from BP / Arco
  • 2000 - First oil produced
  • 2006 - The first two Alpine satellites – Fiord (CD3) and Nanuq (CD4) - came on line
  • 2008 - Qannik, began producing



  1. ConocoPhillips, Alaska’s Key Assets
  2. Alpine Oil Field Project
  3. Baker Wins Alpine Pipeline Design Contract
  4. BP Amoco and ARCO Agree To Sell Alaska Businesses For $7 Billion
  5. ARCO Alaska, Anadarko, Union Texas Announce Development Plans for Major New Oilfied on Alaska's North Slope
  6. ARCO, Anadarko Increase Reserve and Production Estimates for Alpine Oil Field on Alaska's North Slope
  7. Production Begins from Alpine Field on Alaska's North Slope

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