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ConocoPhillips settles over Kuparuk spill

...state civil penalties of about $200,000 for spills of crude oil and contaminated water from corroded pipe in Alaska's Kuparuk Oil Field in 2006 and 2007.ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. also agreed to reimburse the state $112,273 for the cost of its...
Voices of Alaska: 'Giveaway' sound bite a dangerous distraction

...too low compared to similar world class basins around the world. In the marginal, non-legacy fields outside Prudhoe and Kuparuk, the tax regime is on the low side but within reason and passes the red face test. However, in the legacy fields the tax...
State eyes oil shale problems

...large shale formation south of the producing Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk Ruver fields, with the first two test wells planned this spring...potentially affect an area as large as the Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk River fields 30 miles to the north. Hobbs is leading a state...
Les Gara: SB 21 contains troubling provision

...produced under ACES (the law SB 21 replaced). These include Conoco's NPR-A CD-5 unit, Mustang, the southwest corner of Kuparuk, and other fields corporation-hired TV actors falsely claim are a miraculous result of SB 21. Smart policy means NOT giving...
Frank Mariman

...the utmost importance to him. Frank was among the first pioneers on the North Slope in the early 1970s. He helped build the Kuparuk oilfield, and was always the 'go-to' guy whenever there was a problem. The bosses always wanted his advice on major problems...
What others say: Oil work creates some disruption

...However, the company said other planned projects, such as the Greater Moose's Tooth exploration wells and a new well in the Kuparuk field, were helped by the tax system change. By how much? No one but the decision-makers within the company know.Alaska...
Operators say oil tax change will spur projects additional drill rig to work in the Kuparuk River field, which the company operates...will also work with its partners in the Kuparuk field, with BP being the most important...its small "Mustang" field west of the Kuparuk River field, which is expected to be...
Is BP cutting production to blackmail Alaska?

...News reported BP's promise to increase Kuparuk's production by 150,000 barrels per...largest owner and therefore operator of Kuparuk. Six weeks later, November 6, 1999...that BP was no longer willing to increase Kuparuk's production. BP's promise raised...
Parnell pitches oil tax bill

...was how best to address legacy fields like Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk, the mainstays of Alaska's oil industry, where production...for oil from new fields, including new areas of Prudhoe and Kuparuk. It keeps in place credits for exploration but eliminates...
Op-ed: Alaska's oil comeback has begun

...Production Act. We're already seeing the positive effects of our new tax regime. Look at how the companies have responded: The Kuparuk field operator is moving a new drill rig to that field and is working to fund a new drill site. ConocoPhillips' vice president...


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