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THE Prudhoe Bay Oil Field By Shawn Dawsey Alex Montgomery Andy Fendley Prasant Sainani Geology 404 – 504 November 27 2007 http://www.vecopolar.com/Files/images/bearonipeline1.jpg
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Image taken from: Knickerbocker, B., 2006, Leak is the Latest of Alaska’s pipeline woes, <http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0809/p02s01-usgn.html>, Accessed November 2, 2007.
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Presentation Agenda Field description History of the Field Discovery of Field Methods of exploration Geology of the Field Combination Structural & Stratigraphic Trap Large Gas Cap in Communication with the Oil Rim Primary recovery methods Cross-Section of field Permeability/Porosity Production of the Field Original Production Daily Production Oil in porous formations Current Status of the Field Conclusion
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Project Location: Prudhoe Bay Field, Alaska Image taken from: Hoefs, G., 2001, What is Prudhoe Bay?, <http://www.d.umn.edu/~cstroupe/archive/5230/glocal/prudhoe/www.d.umn.edu/~hoef0049/prudhoe.html>, Accessed November 2, 2007. Prudhoe Bay
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Project Location: North Slope Alaska Located on the North Slope of Alaska along the Beaufort Sea 650 miles North of Anchorage; 1200 miles from the North Pole. Between Natl. Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPRA) and Arctic Natl. Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Two major producers: BP & ConocoPhillips Largest oil field in North America & among top 20 in the world. Image taken from: Krauss, C. and Peters, J.W., 2006, Biggest Oil Field in U.S. Is Forced to Stop Pumping, <http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/08/business/08oil.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin>, Accessed November 2, 2007.
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Presentation Agenda Field description History of the Field Discovery of Field Methods of exploration Geology of the Field Combination Structural & Stratigraphic Trap Large Gas Cap in Communication with the Oil Rim Primary recovery methods Cross-Section of field Permeability/Porosity Production of the Field Original Production Daily Production Oil in porous formations Current Status of the Field Conclusion
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Discovery of the Field Discovered on March 12, 1968. Drilling of Prudhoe Bay State #1 Well. Discovered by ARCO & Exxon. Production began in 1977 with the completion of the Alaskan Pipeline. Estimated oil reserves of 25 billion barrels. Recoverable: 13 Gbbl Gas reserves of 46 trillion cubic feet.
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