A major sealift carrying modular units designed to boost production in Alaska's giant Prudhoe Bay oil field has sailed from a construction site at New Iberia, La.
It is bound for service in ARCO Alaska Inc. operations on the North Slope.
ARCO said the shipment appears to end a 20 year period of constant oil field development and installation of production facilities that has required 18 sealifts since 1975. To date, 777 production modules costing more than $20 billion and weighing more than 340,000 tons have been barged to North Slope oil fields.
"We don't have another major project under discussion," said H.L. (...