Drainage pierces ANWR in Alaska study scenario

07/05/1999
A hypothetical scenario of petroleum industry activities adjacent to the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) suggests that development from leases under State of Alaska jurisdiction could drain reservoirs that extend under ANWR. Anticipation of such drainage might in turn trigger Congressional authorization for limited surface development of trans-boundary fields.This is the first in a series of five petroleum development scenarios culminating in industry activities throughout the 1002 Area. The scenarios were developed for an interdisciplinary study of community sustainability in the Arctic funded by the National Science Foundation. The full model-which includes clim...
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