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Alaska North Slope Renewal Program

 
50
year vision for Alaska development
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Office: Arcadia, Perth and Anchorage 
Customer: BP Exploration Alaska  
Location: Alaska North Slope  
Timeframe: 2007 – 2008 
BP Exploration Alaska (BPXA) established the Alaska North Slope Renewal Program to determine the facility and infrastructure requirements for the next 50 years of operation for its Greater Prudhoe Bay (GPB) and Milne Point (MPU) assets, and prepare a long term development plan.

GPB is a $30 billion asset encompassing 360 square miles and includes: 1,300 wells, 45 well pads and seven production facilities. The GPB facilities currently process 286,000 barrels of oil, 1 million barrels of water, and 10 billion standard cubic feet of gas per day.

Select studies performed by WorleyParsons include a high level holistic condition assessment of Greater Prudhoe Bay processing facilities and infrastructure, to create a baseline against which renewal development options can be compared. We also developed high level cost estimates for conceptual “cost blocks” for the modifications and expansions required for the GPB facilities to produce both future and remaining reserves. In concert with BPXA, WorleyParsons developed a methodology to effectively assess both brownfield and greenfield development cases efficiently and reliably, based on the concept of building blocks. This approach enabled a small team to evaluate a large number of potential development scenarios very quickly and report results clearly to the BPXA project team.

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