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BP admits lag in safety inspections and operations at the aging oil field. Prudhoe Bay, the nation's largest oil field, is a sprawling web of oil production pads, crude transportation lines and oil gathering and processing centers. Valves to release pressure and fire systems...
Interior Department OKs NPR-A drilling plan

FAIRBANKS - The Interior Department has approved ConocoPhillips' plan to build two oil production pads in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, but the company has not yet decided to go forward with the drilling. The two new...
Companies move into producing North Slope's heavy oil

...It's a big prize." For guys like David Boyd, a Wasilla resident who helps run BP's new Schrader Bluff heavy oil production pad in the declining Milne Point field, the thick crude means more than state revenue and company profits. It means...
Study to look at oil, gas infrastructure Prudhoe Bay that blew up last week. The incident sent a pipe segment onto tundra and led to a shutdown at two oil production pads. Leaks from two corroded oil pipes in 2006 caused half of Prudhoe Bay to shut down for weeks, temporarily slowing...


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