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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

Author: 
Alison K. Hoagland
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Alison K. Hoagland, "BP Base Operations Center", [Prudhoe Bay, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AK-01-NO009.

Print Source

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

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