As Alaska’s largest oil producer, ConocoPhillips continues to invest in projects on the North Slope.
In October 2015 first oil was announced at our long-anticipated CD5, the first oil development on Alaska Native lands in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. CD5, an extension of the Alpine field, is exceeding its original production target of 16,000 BOPD gross, and is currently producing approximately 37,000 BOPD gross average, year to date. In April 2016, ConocoPhillips announced that funding was approved for additional wells and associated on-pad infrastructure to increase production at CD5. The additional wells and infrastructure brought CD5 to its full design and permit capacity.
Drill Site 2S, in the southwestern area of the Kuparuk Field, was sanctioned in 2014. First oil was achieved in 2015 and the first phase of the project was completed in 2016. Both DS2S and CD5 came online early and under budget.
The 1H Northeast West Sak (NEWS) oil development targeting the West Sak reservoir in the Kuparuk River Unit was sanctioned in 2015 and first production occurred in 2017. The program was completed in September 2018 and includes four multi-lateral producing wells and eleven injectors.
The Greater Mooses Tooth (GMT) Unit, the first unit established entirely within the NPR-A, was formed in 2008. In 2017, the company began construction in the unit with two drill sites, GMT-1 and GMT-2. GMT1 achieved first production in the fourth quarter of 2018, and first oil is expected from GMT-2 in 2021.
In 2016, the company drilled two exploration wells that encountered significant pay in the Bear Tooth Unit. This discovery, Willow, is located in the northeast portion of the NPR-A. In 2018, the company appraised the greater Willow area and made discoveries in three additional prospects. Appraisal of the 2018 discoveries continue in 2019.