ANCHORAGE – ConocoPhillips Alaska today announced that Kuparuk viscous oil development 1H NEWS (Northeast West Sak) has begun producing oil two months ahead of schedule. Permitting for 1H NEWS was first announced in February 2014. The project was approved for funding and development March 4, 2015 and development drilling began in August 2017. “1H NEWS is an exciting project for us,” said Joe Marushack, president of ConocoPhillips Alaska. “Viscous oil is more challenging to produce, but state-of-the-art technologies are allowing us to pursue projects like this that put more oil in the pipeline. This is yet another great example of what ConocoPhillips does well – bringing good projects online safely with new production and revenues for Alaska.”
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