04/28/13 - 9:54pm
North Slope oil operators are ramping up activities following the Legislature’s approval of changes to state oil production tax on April 14.
ConocoPhillips said it will put an additional drill rig to work in the Kuparuk River field, which the company operates, said Trond-Erik Johansen, president of ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.
ConocoPhillips will also work with its partners in the Kuparuk field, with BP being the most important, to develop a new drill site on the southwest flank of the field. An exploration well, “Sharktooth,” was drilled in the area last year.