State Considering Liberty Project Oversight

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

The state is considering taking an unprecedented step to ensure BP’s Liberty drilling project on the North Slope is completed safely. The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission may require that state personnel are on site, monitoring the project 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Liberty reservoir is about five miles off the North Slope coast, in federal waters. But BP is planning to access the oil from a man made drilling pad in state waters, using a technology called ultra extended reach.

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