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...vicinity of the North Slope's Alpine field and on expanding production from the Slope's vast but hard-to-pump heavy oil deposits. Some money also will go toward squeezing more barrels out of Alaska's two aging flagships, the Prudhoe Bay and...
'Heavy oil' may be future for North Slope

...for Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Dillon said much of the environmental community objects to the prospect of developing heavy oil deposits because doing so creates more greenhouse gases than many other energy processes. "There are a number in Congress...
Companies move into producing North Slope's heavy oil

...Drilling's Rig 141 steadily ground into West Sak, a vast heavy oil deposit that overlies the Kuparuk field. The rig weighs a...though not the snakes, to tap the Schrader Bluff heavy oil deposit in the company's Milne Point field, which neighbors...
My turn: Alaska: The envy of the world

...what is Alaska's competition? Venezuela has huge heavy oil deposits (but is politically unstable). Alberta has the...And Alaska has another huge advantage over other heavy oil deposits. We have infrastructure in place, and unlimited...
ConocoPhillips backs away from $1 billion budget

...Conoco's large Alpine field on the North Slope. The company also said it planned to pursue development of the West Sak heavy oil deposit and continue work in the Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk oil fields. In a special session that ended Nov. 16, state lawmakers...


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