Alaska Update: New era dawning for Alaskan North Slope

The articles in this special report were written by Executive Editor Bob Williams. Late-breaking adjuncts to the special report also lead off the General Interest and Exploration and Development sections in this issue. Northstar oil field, being developed from a gravel island in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's North Slope, represents the fourth generation of oil fields to be developed in the maturing province-and a new watershed for industry's arctic engineering capabilities. Photo courtesy of BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.Click here to enlarge imageA new era has dawned for Alaska's oil and gas industry. A few years ago, some might have said a more apt description was that a twil...

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