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BP Base Operations Center

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1987, Ralph M. Parsons Company. Endicott

Located 10 miles northeast of Prudhoe Bay, the Endicott oil field went into production in 1987. BP's Base Operations Center, a self-contained community providing room for 150 workers, was designed by the Ralph M. Parsons Company, an engineering firm, and constructed in prefabricated modules by ATCO, a Calgary company. In a departure from precedent established at its Prudhoe Bay operations center, the modules were hauled in by truck, rather than by barge. As at Prudhoe, residential rooms are arranged around a public core—here, two stories of dining room, lounge areas, theater, and gymnasium. All of the bedrooms are on the exterior.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


What's Nearby


Alison K. Hoagland, "BP Base Operations Center", [Prudhoe Bay, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 262-262.

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