April 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Plans Announced For Feeder Pipeline From Kuparuk Field Alaska

A plan to build a pipeline from the Kuparuk River Oilfield, west of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to join the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was announced recently.

The joint venture project would require building 36 miles of common carrier pipeline, it was announced by Kuparuk Pipeline Co., an Atlantic Richfield Co. subsidiary.

The pipeline would be built by 1985, at a projected cost of $90 million. The joint venture, Kuparuk Transportation Co., would consist of Kuparuk Pipeline, 62 percent; BP Alaska Pipelines Inc.

28 percent; and Sohio Alaska Transportation Co., 10 percent.

The plan is for 27 miles of 24- inch-diameter main line and nine miles of 12- and 18-inch connecting lines from the Kuparuk River oilfield, 30 miles west of Prudhoe Bay, to Pump Station 1.

Daily throughput is expected to be as much as 250,000 barrels of oil a day by the late 1980s.

The line could also transport production from potential development areas west of Prudhoe Bay, said Kuparuk Pipeline president Robert E. Smyth.

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