Prudhoe Bay

  • (noun): A bay on the northern coast of Alaska where oil was discovered in 1968.

Some articles on prudhoe bay:

Prudhoe Bay Oil Spill - Immediate Impact
... Transportation Department ordered BP to test its three low-pressure lines in Prudhoe Bay for corrosion using an internal probe known as a "smart pig." The western line ... They said that that information along with another small spill prompted them to shut down the Prudhoe Bay oil field, which would reduce Alaska North Slope oil production by an estimated 400,000 barrels per day ... Later BP decided not to shut the western side of the field, meaning Prudhoe Bay would still produce about 200,000 barrels a day, half its normal total ...
Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
... of 48 inches (122 cm) that conveys oil from Prudhoe Bay, to Valdez, Alaska ... This rise made exploration of the Prudhoe Bay oil field economically feasible ... legal, and political debates followed the discovery of oil at Prudhoe Bay in 1968, and the pipeline was built only after the oil crisis provoked the passage of legislation ...
Prudhoe Bay Oil Field - Geology - Statistics
... Statistics for the Greater Prudhoe Bay Field Discovery well Prudhoe Bay State #1 Discovery date March 12, 1968 Production start June 20, 1977 Total field area 213,543 acres (86 ...
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska - Prudhoe Bay Oil Field
... Prudhoe Bay is adjacent to the largest oil field in the United States. ...
Prudhoe Bay Oil Field - Leasing
... owns the land and leases the area as the Prudhoe Bay Unit ... In the terminology that the State of Alaska uses in its leasing program, the "Prudhoe Bay Oil Field" is called the Prudhoe Bay Oil Pool ... Oil pools within the Prudhoe Bay Unit include the following - maps showing the location of each pool are in the associated reference ...

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