Alaska Update: BP rejuvenating North Slope outlook with new technology, strategies

The giant oil and gas processing module BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. plans to install this month on the Northstar oil field production island in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's North Slope is the biggest ever built in Alaska. It is shown under construction at Anchorage. Photo courtesy of BP.Click here to enlarge imageBP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. continues to push the envelope on advanced drilling and production technology to sustain oil production in the greater Prudhoe Bay area. The BP PLC unit has taken an aggressive approach to reducing costs and introducing new efficiencies with the greatly expanded use of such technologies as coiled tubing drilling and horizontal wells.In additio...

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