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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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The three-year program began in 2016 and involved the field-wide installation of Emerson's Rosemount Wireless Pressure Gauges at the Prudhoe Bay field helping transform how the wells are monitored.
Environmental groups have voiced strong opposition to prospective 3D seismic work in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but they have not opposed BP's use of the technology in Prudhoe Bay, the newspaper reported.
That represents an additional 10,000 to 15,000 barrels of oil flowing through the Alaska pipeline every day--the equivalent of adding a whole new field within Prudhoe Bay."
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.”
The trust distributes royalties on 16.4% of the first 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) of average daily production per quarter from BP's share of the Prudhoe Bay oil field.
Prudhoe Bay and the Kuparuk are the two largest U.S.
Our objectives for this study were 1) to provide baseline information on breeding densities and nest survivorship of birds nesting in different habitat types within the TLSA; 2) to compare breeding densities and nest survivorship of shorebirds and passerines at the Teshekpuk site with those at a nearby site in a human-altered region--the Prudhoe Bay oilfield; and 3) to evaluate the importance of the TLSA as a breeding ground for nesting birds by comparing nest densities there with comparable data from a series of sites across the ACP.
Prudhoe Bay has both good and bad memories for BP because it has been an important revenue generator but it was also a scene of an earlier environmental accident.
Telecoms network equipment supplier Tecore Networks announced Friday that it has been selected by the Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC) to supply core and radio access network (RAN) products that will enable ASTAC to expand its GSM network to cover Prudhoe Bay, a large North American oil field located on the north coast of Alaska.
NEW YORK/ANCHORAGE: A leak from a pipeline near Alaska's giant Prudhoe Bay oil field had only a minor impact on North Slope oil production, an effect that was rapidly being erased, according to BP, operator of the field.
Onward it read, listing a total of nine exchanges in eight villages, as well as the Prudhoe Bay oilfield, to visit over the course of five days.
The airline said the revised schedule will increase passenger and cargo capacity, and offer more direct routes connecting Prudhoe Bay and Barrow with Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.