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transportation of North Slope oil and long-range Alaska transport needs

Richard A. Rice

transportation of North Slope oil and long-range Alaska transport needs

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Published by Carnegie-Mellon University, Transportation Research Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Petroleum pipelines -- Alaska,
  • Petroleum industry and trade -- Alaska,
  • Transportation -- Alaska

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRichard A. Rice.
    ContributionsCarnegie-Mellon University. Transportation Research Institute., Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 222, [53] p. :
    Number of Pages222
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13577009M
    OCLC/WorldCa1163420

    Crosses three mountain ranges and more than 30 major rivers and streams. The world's busiest seaplane base is Lake Hoodlocated next to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, where flights bound for remote villages without an airstrip carry passengers, cargo, and an abundance of items from stores and warehouse clubs. In other cases, permanent ice-road corridors have been established and are reopened each winter season. The engineering challenges included anticipating and countering the impacts of earthquakes, as well as dealing with permafrost and the migration habits of caribou herds. They said that that information along with another small spill prompted them to shut down the Prudhoe Bay oil field, which would reduce Alaska North Slope oil production by an estimatedbarrels per day. The Eskimos had always known about the oil, long before there was any drilling for it.

    As a result, the nation is now confronted with a great irony: The Alaska Pipeline was approved and built because the nation needed the oil following the Arab Oil Embargo, but decades later, when the U. While the fate of the Arctic Refuge remains uncertain, the endurance of the Alaska Pipeline may very well ensure that drilling throughout the U. M Aitken Book 3 editions published in in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide A data model and the power requirements for freight train monitoring and brake control are established as a framework fortechnology assessment. The success of the pipeline in facilitating the combustion of carbon-dense energy is undermining its very foundations. The Alaska Pipeline not only encourages production by its very presence, but keeping it open demands expanding Arctic drilling to outpace declines from legacy oil fields. These pipes transfer ground heat into the air to ensure soil remains stable and able to support the pipeline.

    The engineering challenges included anticipating and countering the impacts of earthquakes, as well as dealing with permafrost and the migration habits of caribou herds. With declining production in recent years, the pipeline now moves aboutbarrels a day to Valdez, where it is transferred to tankers that take it to refineries in the Lower 48 states. When Alyeska constructed the Alaska Pipeline in the s, it was expected to last 25 to 30 years. Noconnectors were found which fully met a set of requirementsdefining the ideal connector; however, a number of potentiallyuseful connector techniques were identified in other applicationsand warrant further consideration.


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It is home to thousands of migratory birds, caribou, and other creatures. It crosses three mountain ranges and more than rivers and streams. This was oil from seepage under the tundra.

An annual dividend from this fund is paid to every Alaskan who has lived in the state for the entire previous year. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Robert Malone, the chairman of BP America, cited a report commissioned by BP which concluded that "budget increases alone would not have prevented the leak".

The combined heat and power CHP plant was built by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and has a generating capacity of 17 megawatts.

The Beaufort Sea was friendlier to pedestrians than to shipping on this day in early May. Conventional two-conductor transmission lines have much to offer in simplicity, ruggedness and reliability. The first large-scale biodiesel plant in the state opened in and can producegallons of biodiesel annually using waste vegetable oil gathered from local restaurants.

Average tanker turnaround time at the Valdez terminal is 22 hours and 20 minutes for berthing, offloading ballast, loading crude and deberthing. BP executives said they were surprised that corrosion developed in the large trunk lines because they didn't carry much water mixed with the oil.

Mining activities in the region sustain local economies and are an important contributor of raw materials to the global economy. Information sources include Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. The state also produces electricity from small diesel-fueled generators in isolated communities.

The amount of time it takes for oil to travel through the pipeline from the North Slope to the Valdez port has increased from 4. The engineering challenges included anticipating and countering the impacts of earthquakes, as well as dealing with permafrost and the migration habits of caribou herds.

As part of the pipeline project, the Alaskan government also wants a new liquefied natural gas LNG export terminal built near Anchorage. As the pipeline reached peak flow in and began to decline, the oil industry increasingly argued that the Alaska Pipeline was not designed to transport small volumes of Arctic oil.

Oil spills and other drilling- and maritime-related accidents can foul water and land, and increased traffic increases the risk of introducing invasive species. As the oil slows, it produces less friction and cools faster, causing a buildup of oil wax and ice. Projected increases in temperature, precipitation, and storm magnitude and frequency are very likely to increase the frequency of avalanches and landslides.

Alaska North Slope

The U. Anchorage itself, and to a lesser extent Fairbanks, are serviced by many major airlines. Click the image for a larger view: the map's legend describes anticipated characteristics of each route. Alaska's Prudhoe Bay field is among the 10 largest oil fields in the nation.

Alaska has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the planet, with the average annual temperature increasing by 3 degrees Fahrenheit and winter temperatures rising by a far scarier 6 degrees.

Crosses three mountain ranges and more than 30 major rivers and streams. The challenge of transporting the oil from its remote location was met by one of the 20th century's great engineering projects: the construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Alyeska Pipeline Service Company was established in to design, construct, operate and maintain the pipeline.

In winter, ice roads can reduce long driving distances in the Arctic. Google Scholar Kresge, D. There are overheat pipes along the pipeline.

Fibre optics have promise asan interference-free communications medium if combined with anelectric line for power transmission.The transportation of north slope oil and long-range Alaska transport needs / Author: [by] Richard A.

Rice. --Publication info: [Pittsburgh: Transportation Research Institute, Carnegie-Mellon. OIL SEARCH NORTH SLOPE ALASKA A New Path for Growth 14 December ALASKA NORTH SLOPE: A STRATEGIC EXPANSION OPPORTUNITY FOR OIL SEARCH Colville River, Alaska North Slope | PAGE 2 INTRODUCTION Strategy & rationale ALASKA - AOG PERSPECTIVE ACQUISITION METRICS ASSET SUMMARY Alaska North Slope - history and geological setting.

North Slope Oil and Gas Activity State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, as of November Division of Oil and Gas Northern Alaska areawide lease sales are scheduled for Novemberencompassing million acres in North Slope, Beaufort Sea, and North Foothills sales areas.

Public bid. May 08,  · Jones Act Tanker Used to Transport Oil from Alaska’s North Slope Set to Retire -Operator May 8, by Reuters Alaska Tanker Company’s fleet of four tankers is.

May 08,  · The Alaskan Frontier, a Suezmax tanker typically used to transport Alaskan North Slope crude to West Coast refineries, is scheduled to retire, according to vessel operator Alaska. On Alaska's North Slope, a new ice road season has just begun.

Audio Languages. English. It's three weeks into the winter season in Northern Alaska, and Carlile Transportation has only moved of the 2, loads it needs to transport to the Prudhoe Bay oil fields.

Watch with HISTORY Vault. 4. Blinding Whiteout. June 21, 44min. TV-PG.