Alaska Field Studies Video
During the summer of 2011, project scientists and technical experts conducted a wide range of environmental and cultural field studies in Alaska.
Seismology Field Studies Video
Seismology field studies are an important component of the project’s field program.
Welding Test Video
Welding tests are a key element of the project's materials testing program.
Engineering and Field Studies
Since 2009, the Alaska Pipeline Project has conducted extensive environmental, technical and engineering studies. The project used the compiled study data as the basis for detailed draft Resource Reports required by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In January 2012, the project filed draft Resource Reports 1-11 with FERC. These draft Resource Reports are subject to change as project work continues to advance. The filing is available in the FERC eLibrary (Docket number: PF09-11). Read the reports.
Through its field program, the Alaska Pipeline Project has collected and analyzed a wide range of environmental and engineering data. The project's environmental, biophysical and cultural resources field studies are designed to ensure that wildlife, ecosystems and archaeological sites are protected. The project has also conducted engineering studies that will help guide construction planning and design, such as soil permafrost, seismology and aerial mapping.
The Alaska Pipeline Project has conducted multiple engineering and technical studies to assist planners with the design of the project's gas transmission pipelines and the gas treatment plant. The project has advanced its assessment of the best materials and practices for building a large diameter natural gas pipeline in Alaska, including materials engineering and strain-based design.