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Poligone tundra with car traces, Prudhoe Bay oil field, Alaska

Poligone tundra with car traces, Prudhoe Bay oil field, Alaska

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Uploaded 02 Dec 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Prudhoe Bay Oil Field is a large oil field on Alaska's North Slope. It is the largest oil field in both the United States and in North America, covering 86,418 ha and originally containing approximately 25 billion barrels (4.0×109 m3) of oil. The amount of recoverable oil in the field is more than double that of the next largest field in the United States, the East Texas oil field. The oil itself lies in porous rock formations anywhere from 1,700 to 7,000 m below the surface. It rises to the ...
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