West Sak Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator:
  • Country: USA
  • Location:
  • Production start: 1997
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: Oil in place has been estimated at more than 15 billion barrels
  • Production Volume:


  • West Sak is a shallow, viscous oil reserve situated above the Kuparuk reservoir.
  • West Sak's core area contains 1.5 billion barrels of oil but the oil is cold, thick and difficult to produce.


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  • 1971 - West Sak oil field discovered
  • 1997 - Funding for Phase 1 development was approved
  • 1997 - The West Sak oil field began commercial production



  1. BP in Alaska
  2. ARCO Commits Funds for First Phase West Sak Development in Alaska
  3. ARCO Begins Commercial Production at West Sak Oil Field in Alaska

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