U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured the BP-operated Prudhoe Bay oil field to learn about BP’s operations in the Arctic and its economic impact across the region, including its support of more than 10,000 jobs in Alaska. BP Alaska President Janet Weiss met with Secretary Perry to discuss Prudhoe Bay’s important contributions to U.S. energy security and regional prosperity.
Located on Alaska’s North Slope, the Greater Prudhoe Bay Area produces more than 50 percent of Alaska’s oil and gas, and it has averaged more than 280,000 barrels of oil equivalent each day for three consecutive years. In 2017, Prudhoe Bay marked its 40th anniversary of oil production.
Along with Alaska Congressman Don Young, Secretary Perry also visited the start of the 800-mile Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). BP is the majority owner in TAPS, which is operated by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.