Prudhoe Bay Oil Field Discovery Well Site (NRIS 00000264)
200 mi. SE of Barrow; about 2 mi. N. of the mouth of the Putuligayuk River along the western shore of Prudhoe Bay,
Alaska. County/parish: North Slope.
1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
March 23, 2000.
Also known as:
- AHRS Site No. XBP-00056
- ARCO--Humble Prudhoe Bay State No. 1
- Prudhoe Bay Oil Field
- Prudhoe Bay Oil Field is a large oil field on Alaska's North Slope. It is the largest oil field in North America, covering 213,543 acres (86,418 ha) and originally containing approximately 25 billion barrels (4.0×109 m3) of oil. The amount of recoverable oil in the field is more than double that of the next largest field in the United States, the East Texas oil field. The field is operated by BP; partners are ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips Alaska. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/00000264