Kuparuk Extension

Kuparuk Pipeline Extension (purple)
Kuparuk Pipeline Extension (purple)

The Right-of-Way Lease became effective April 18, 1983 between the State of Alaska and Kuparuk Pipeline Company for transportation of oil. The original lease expiration date was May, 2, 2004. The lease was amended November 26, 2002, and as renewed will expire on May 2, 2034. The KPE ties the Alpine Oil Pipeline (AOP) to the KPL for the purpose of transporting oil from the Colville River Unit. From CPF2, the KPE boundary begins at the upstream flange of the remotely operated valve, ROV-1004, leaving the facility. At CPF2, the line starts as 18-inch diameter pipe and runs approximately 9 miles to the connection manifold (Module AU-01) at KRU Central Processing Facility 1 (CPF1). Within the KRU, near the intersection of the Oliktok Road and Spine Road, Eni’s Nikaitchuq Oil Gathering Line (Eni Line) ties into the KPE. The Eni Line is a, 10-inch diameter pipeline, approximately 14 miles in length. The boundary between the Eni Line and KPE is the upstream flange of tie-in valve HV-L1-1188.

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Current Operator
  • ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
  • North Slope
Original ROW Lease Dates
  • April 18, 1983 - May 02, 2004
Amended Lease Dates
  • May 02, 2004 - May 02, 2034
  • Crude Oil
Diameter (inches)
  • 18
System Length (approx. miles)
  • System Length: 9.00
  • Length on State Lands: 9.00
Normal Wall Thickness (inches)
  • 0.375
  • 0.438
Associated ADL Numbers
  • 409027
  • Above Ground
Year Constructed
  • 1983 - 1983