Category Archives: Prudhoe Bay

ANS Production – August 2008

Notes: 1    Prudhoe Bay, Midnight Sun, Aurora, Polaris, Borealis, Orion 2    Kuparuk, West Sak, Tobasco, Tarn, Meltwater, Palm, Oooguruk 3    Milne Point, Schrader Bluff, Sag River 4    Endicott, Sag Delta, Eider, Includes approximately 33,000 barrels per day of Prudhoe Bay … Continue reading

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Alaska North Slope Oil Production

From the State of Alaska Department of Revenue.  This is weekly oil production from the north slope, as measured at Pump Station 1 (the beginning of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline).  The black line is the FY 2009 predicted production for state … Continue reading

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Heavy Oil – The Future of Crude Oil is Syrup

As world production of light sweet crude oil declines, everyone is looking at “unconventional” oil sources to take up the slack.  “Unconventional” includes sources like heavy oil (warm thick goop), cold oil (cold thick goop), oil sands (thick goop mixed … Continue reading

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Alaska Oil Production

Here’s the production data for the first half of July, 2008. July 2008 Average Daily Production (bbls) Prudhoe Bay (Prudhoe Bay, Midnight Sun, Aurora, Polaris, Borealis, Orion) 242,633 Kuparuk (Kuparuk, West Sak, Tobasco, Tarn, Meltwater, Palm, Oooguruk) 135,410 Milne Point … Continue reading

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World’s Most Powerful Drill Rig Headed For Liberty

In order to develop the Liberty field in the Beaufort Sea, BP has commissioned Parker Drilling Company to build a powerful ultra-extended reach top drive drill rig.  To handle a nine-mile long drill string with a six-mile horizontal deviation, Parker … Continue reading

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Tapping Liberty – ERD on the North Slope

BP is in the process of setting a record for extended reach drilling (ERD) at the Liberty prospect on Alaska’s North Slope. Elizabeth Bluemink at the Anchorage Daily News has written about the Liberty prospect here. Imagine a bent straw … Continue reading

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Mr. Williams and Gull Island Oil

I’ve seen a number of posts and websites about Gull Island, all based upon Mr. Lindsey Williams’ talks (see here, here, or here for examples) and his book, “The Energy Non-Crisis,” published in 1980.  Mr. Williams claims that there is … Continue reading

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