• North Star Project: Economic Impacts

      Tuck, Bradford (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 1996)
      This analysis explores the economic impact of developing the Northstar field. The analysis is based on certain assumptions related to total capital development and production spending, recoverable oil, and other parameters, etc. Since the project is undergoing constant planning activity and review, these numbers may differ from others that have been reported. The Northstar field is located in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea, approximately six miles from Prudhoe Bay. It is projected that about 130 million barrels of oil can be recovered, over a fourteen year production period beginning in 1998. Total capital expenditures are estimated at about 379 million dollars, with an additional production related expenditure of about 197 million dollars. All dollar figures are in 1996 dollars.