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Prudhoe Bay,

inlet of the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean, N Alaska, in the Alaska North Slope region, east of the Colville River delta. In 1968 one of the largest oil reserves in North America was discovered in Prudhoe Bay. The ensuing trans-Alaskan oil pipeline built there connects Prudhoe Bay to ValdezValdez
, city (1990 pop. 4,068), Valdez-Chitina-Whittier census div., S Alaska, at the head of Valdez Arm inside Prince William Sound; inc. 1901. It has tourist and fishing industries, as well as salmon spawning grounds.
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, Alaska. Despite the harsh climate, drilling activity and the oil industry have led to increasing development and settlement of the Prudhoe Bay area.
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Oil development permits completed in September included Prudhoe Bay Unit L2-21B and L2-29A.
Based in Houston, Texas, the company holds overriding royalty interest comprising a non-operational interest in minerals in the Prudhoe Bay oil field located on the North Slope of Alaska.
The Prudhoe Bay methane deposits appear to be sufficiently easy to extract that their exploitation is commercially viable even with fracking taking place further south.
During June and July of 2005-08, we collected data at a site approximately 10 km south of the SE shoreline of Teshekpuk Lake (70[degrees]25' N, 153[degrees]07' W) and another site within the Prudhoe Bay oilfield (70[degrees] 17' N, 148[degrees]32' W), 160 km due east of Teshekpuk Lake (Fig.
Climatic conditions in Prudhoe Bay mandate that construction is only possible during winter months, when the tundra is frozen hard enough to allow construction to take place.
Following oil spills on March 2, 2006 and August 6, 2006, BPXA has announced a temporary shutdown of the Prudhoe Bay oil field.
Flight 143 will continue to offer morning shared service to Prudhoe Bay and Barrow while the afternoon shared flight to Prudhoe Bay and Barrow will be replaced with two separate roundtrip routes: Flights 54 and 55 serving Prudhoe Bay, and Flights 145 and 146 serving Barrow.
There have also been delays to the opening of the key Thunder Horse platform in the Gulf of Mexico, while an oil spill saw 270,000 gallons of crude leak into Prudhoe Bay in March.
The fall in output came after BP was forced to shut operations at its large Prudhoe Bay oil field over safety fears.
Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said in a letter sent on Tuesday to BP that a 2001 Compliance Order issued by Alaska state regulators undercut BP executives' claims that the firm could not have been aware of the problems arising from a buildup of sediment in the oil transit pipelines at Prudhoe Bay.
The company's shares have fallen 20% since April following problems at Prudhoe Bay, investigations into its trading operations by regulators in the United States, and high-profile rumours of an internal battle over the retirement date of chief executive Lord Browne.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- BP PLC on Friday said it had restored half of the production from Prudhoe Bay, nearly two weeks after threatening to shut the entire field down because of leaks from corroded pipelines.