ARCO STARTS UP NORTH SLOPE FIELD

ARCO Alaska Inc. has started the first production from an oil field discovery on the North Slope since 1987. Flow of about 3,000 b/d of oil from a single well in West Beach field began Apr. 8, following approval by state agencies earlier this year. It is owned 50-50 by operator ARCO and Exxon Co. U.S.A. The field, discovered in 1991 between Point McIntyre and Lisburne oil fields in the Prudhoe Bay area, is being produced through Lisburne facilities. ARCO said the field, small by North Slope

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