Quantcast

Latest Prudhoe Bay, Alaska Stories

aea79c22c5e9389093bf45f1f41765501
2009-01-14 07:50:00

According to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a corroded pipeline ruptured on Christmas Day in the ConocoPhillips' Kuparuk Alaskan oil field dumping 94,920 gallons of oil-laced water onto the North Slope. The spill had little effect on production and was nearly cleaned up by Tuesday, said DEC officials. According to Ed Meggert, on-scene spill response coordinator for the DEC, one well had to be shut in after the spill was discovered. "It remains shut in, and the...

2008-10-27 12:00:25

A spokesman for the BP energy company says a recent pipeline rupture at an oil field in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, may have been due to corrosion. BP spokesman Steve Rinehart said no one was injured in the Sept. 29 incident at the oil field, but the site was forced to shut down two well pads in reaction to the natural gas leak, the Anchorage Daily News said Sunday. Those two pads, which produced nearly 5,000 gallons of oil daily, have yet to brought back into service since the emergency...

2008-08-03 15:00:21

By Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Aug. 3--Things are still going gangbusters in Alaska's North Slope oil patch and oil service contractors engaged in oil field maintenance and support work are busier than ever. Bed space is still extremely tight, as are seats on airplanes ferrying workers to and from the Slope. About 14,400 people were at work on oil and gas projects in May, the latest period for which statistics were available from the state Department of Labor and...

2008-06-24 15:02:34

BP and Alaskan state investigators said they are examining a water leak in a new section of pipeline in the Prudhoe Bay oilfield. The pipe sprang a leak June 16 releasing about 50,000 gallons of water into a tundra lake, the Anchorage Daily Times reported Tuesday. The leak occurred as workers prepared to test the pipeline by sending water through it under high pressure. BP spokesman Steve Rinehart said the company is trying to determine why the pipe leaked. It was scheduled to be an oil...

2006-09-01 13:57:16

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress comes back to town next week to sift through the pieces of the latest oil patch disaster -- pipeline corrosion that threatened to shut down the giant Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska. With hearings planned in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, officials with BP Plc. -- the London-based oil giant that operates the field -- will be taking heat from irate lawmakers, already suspicious of the industry's spotty...

2006-08-18 21:28:16

By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Yereth Rosen PRUDHOE BAY/ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's attorney general said on Friday that he has ordered BP Plc and its partners in the giant Prudhoe Bay oil field to turn over documents on corrosion management practices as the state considers legal action to recover revenues lost after BP partially shut down the field due to serious corrosion. "After the investigation is complete appropriate legal action will be taken to protect Alaska's...

2006-08-10 19:44:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration ordered BP Plc late on Thursday to conduct more inspections of its entire North Slope pipeline network and meet certain safety requirements before restarting its downed Prudhoe Bay oilfield. The Transportation Department's Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) said BP must conduct four daily surveys of all its low-pressure lines in the North Slope. This includes its Eastern line, which the company halted this week...

2006-08-10 17:27:26

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. Congress on Thursday called for hearings and probes into oil giant BP Plc.'s decision to begin shutting down the Prudhoe Bay oilfield in Alaska, the nation's biggest. The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee set a September 7 hearing on how pipeline corrosion at the 400,000 barrel per day Prudhoe Bay field got so bad that London-based operator BP decided to shut it down. In the Senate, the top...

2006-08-09 21:12:04

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski suggested on Wednesday that BP Plc misled the state with satisfactory maintenance reports and launched an investigation into the oil giant's handling of its pipeline corrosion. Pipeline corrosion forced BP to halt production at its Prudhoe Bay field and the company is studying whether it needs to shut down the entire 400,000 barrels-per-day field, which accounts for 8 percent of U.S. output. The...

2006-08-09 19:12:23

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski on Wednesday suggested that BP Plc misled the state with satisfactory maintenance reports and launched an investigation into the oil giant's handling of its pipeline corrosion. Pipeline corrosion forced BP to halt production at its Prudhoe Bay field and the company is studying whether it needs to shut down the entire 400,000 barrels-per-day field, which accounts for 8 percent of U.S. output. The...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
Related