in the North Slope Borough
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Geography and Climate
- Alpine is located on the Colville River Delta, about 35 miles from the Beaufort Sea coast and 8 miles north of Nuiqsut. It lies near the border of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
- The climate is arctic. Temperatures range from -56 to 78 °F. On average, the daily minimum temperature is below freezing 297 days each year. Precipitation is light, averaging 5 inches annually. The annual snowfall is 20 inches.
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History and Culture
- Alpine is an oil exploration site and work camp operated by ConocoPhillips and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. The Alpine discovery was declared commercial in 1996 and was the largest onshore oil field discovery in the U.S. in more than a decade. Initial start-up was in 2000. The field maintains production of an average 100,000 barrels of oil per day. The Alpine oil field was developed exclusively with horizontal well technology and employs enhanced oil recovery. The field is estimated to produce 429 million barrels over its lifetime.
- Alpine is an oilfield work camp operated by ConocoPhillips.
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- Alpine is connected by an eight-mile road to the village of Nuiqsut. Air travel provides the only year-round access. There is a private airport owned/operated byARCO, Alaska Inc. The airstrip is a 5,000' by 100' gravel strip that provides seasonal access. Snowmachines are used for local transportation.
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