Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Northstar-Offshore-Oil-Field-in-Alaska-27MZIFVA5KST.htmlConceptually similarNorthstar Offshore Oil Field in AlaskaGP04BHUCompleted★★★★Endicott Offshore Oil Field in AlaskaGP04BHPCompleted★★★★Endicott Offshore Oil Field in AlaskaGP04BHRCompleted★★★★Endicott Offshore Oil Field in AlaskaGP04BHSCompleted★★★★ARCO oil platform and GP inflatable. Prudhoe Bay, AlaskaGP0Q6HCompleted★★★★★★Prudhoe Bay Oil Field in AlaskaGP04BHKCompleted★★★★Prudhoe Bay Oil Field in AlaskaGP04BINCompleted★★★★Prudhoe Bay Oil Field in AlaskaGP04BHECompleted★★★★Prudhoe Bay Oil Field in AlaskaGP04BHOCompleted★★★★View AllGP04BHTNorthstar Offshore Oil Field in AlaskaNorth Star Island, an artificial island off the coast of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The island was made to develop the North Star oil pool, located 12,500 feet (3,800 m) below the seabed, discovered in 1984 by Royal Dutch Shell and later purchased and developed by BP (British Petroleum).A stable year-round artificial island was built, rather than a standard drilling platform, as it was the only way to provide the permanent structures needed to cope with the annual formation of pack ice close to the northern Alaska coast.Because of the distance from shore it uses a subsea pipeline to transport oil to shore, rather than causeway like Endicott island, and then into the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-Beaufort Sea-Prudhoe Bay-United States of AmericaDate:28 Sep, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:5616px X 3744pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Aerial view-British Petroleum (BP)-Coastlines-Day-Industrial buildings-Industrial cranes-Islands-KWCI (GPI)-Offshore drilling-Oil (Industry)-Oil exploration-Oil pipelines-Oil rigs-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Seas-Shell (commercial business)-WaterShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.