Prudhoe Bay Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Alaska
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  • Type: Oil / Gas
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  • The Greater Prudhoe Area is made up of the Prudhoe Bay Field, the Prudhoe Bay satellite fields and the Greater Point McIntyre Area fields.
  • It is the 3rd largest field in the USA as of 2013
  • The Prudhoe Bay Field has more than 800 active oil-producing wells, but many more actual wells have been drilled over time.
  • Prudhoe Bay also is the site of one of the largest waterflood and enhanced oil recovery projects in the world, as well as a large gas processing plant that processes more than 6 BCFD of natural gas that is reinjected into the reservoir.
  • Oil produced it transported on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System to Valdez


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  • 1967 - Prudhoe Bay Oil Field discovered
  • 1977 - First oil produced
  • 1997 - The Miscible Injectant Expansion (MIX) project was approved



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