Alaska Update: Phillips makes own mark on North Slope with Alpine start-up, NPR-A strikes

Phillips Alaska Inc., inheritor of the ARCO Alaska Inc. legacy and assets, has quickly made its own mark in assuming ARCO's mantle as the largest oil producer in Alaska.The Alaskan unit of Phillips Petroleum Co., within a year of its acquisition of ARCO's Alaska assets, has managed to start up the North Slope's newest major field and production hub at Alpine, made the first hydrocarbon discoveries in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska since the NPR-A was reopened to exploration, and embarked upon its own ambitious exploration program on the slope.The Alpine and NPR-A finds point to an exciting new stratigraphic play, driven by advances in 3D seismic technology, that has rev...

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