Located in the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska (NPR-A) on the North Slope, Greater Mooses Tooth 2 (GMT2) is the second project proposed for development in the GMT Unit, eight miles southwest of GMT1. GMT2 could begin construction in the winter of 2018-2019, in which case first oil could occur in late 2021. Oil will be processed through the Alpine Central Facility utilizing infrastructure for GMT1 and CD5. The project is estimated to cost $1.5 billion to develop and could produce 25,000-30,000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD). GMT2 will provide significant employment during multiple winter construction seasons, with an estimated 700 jobs during peak activity.

  1. Alternative A is preferred. ConocoPhillips’ proposed project, Alternative A, is under consideration by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This consists of an 8.2-mile gravel road and pipeline connecting GMT2 to GMT1’s existing infrastructure. BLM has identified Alternative A as the preferred alternative in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) as well as the least environmentally damaging alternative evaluated.

  2. Substantial new revenue will be generated. GMT2 will generate new revenue for the federal government, the State of Alaska, native corporations, the North Slope Borough, and, via the NPR-A Impact Mitigation Fund, to NPR-A communities.

  3. The project will bring new production and jobs. Peak gross production for GMT2 is estimated at 25,000-30,000 BOPD. GMT2 will provide significant employment during multiple winter construction seasons, with an estimated 700 jobs during peak activity Construction of GMT2 will generate significant opportunities for Alaska businesses, which in turn will provide employment for Alaskans. Almost 88 percent of all the dollars ConocoPhillips Alaska spent for goods, services and transportation in 2017 – totaling about $1.2 billion– and went to more than 840 Alaska-based companies.

  4. ConocoPhillips brings over 40 years of responsible North Slope operating experience to the project. ConocoPhillips has consistently proven that we can operate responsibly, and in an environmentally sustainable manner. We have operated the Alpine field safely and responsibly since 2000 and have more than 40 years of North Slope operating experience. We have a commitment to protecting the environment, aquatic resources, and wildlife wherever we operate.

  5. ConocoPhillips has a successful history of working with Nuiqsut and the other NPR-A villages to address concerns. ConocoPhillips works closely with Nuiqsut to be good neighbors and address concerns about the potential impact of oil and gas development on their subsistence lifestyle. We believe the relationships we have developed with North Slope residents are mutually beneficial and provide the basis for understanding and working together to resolve local concerns.

  6. The project is designed to have minimal impacts. Data collected since ConocoPhillips first started development in the Colville River delta with the Alpine field shows that subsistence lifestyle is thriving, and harvests are equal to or greater than before Alpine. In addition, air quality meets ambient air quality standards, wildlife populations are healthy, and the environment in general has been protected. Alternative A, as the shortest roaded alternative, has benefits in the form of increased access to subsistence resources through hunters’ use of a gravel road to reach areas west into NPR-A that are currently only accessible via snow machine and 4-wheelers. It also has the least impact to local hunting grounds, and minimizes air traffic, which is a concern of subsistence hunters.

  7. There are currently about 265 mitigation measures and best practices in place for NPR-A. These mitigation measures and best practices are required by local and federal entities and have evolved over the last 20 years. ConocoPhillips works in close collaboration with regulatory agencies and other interested stakeholders to design and build infrastructure that minimizes disturbance to wetlands and the unique benefits they provide.

  8. Significant federal revenue sharing through the NPR-A mitigation fund. 50 percent of federal revenues, including royalty from GMT2, is available to NPR-A municipal governments through the NPR-A Mitigation Grant Program. This will likely amount to hundreds of millions of dollars over the life of GMT2.

  9. It will help keep Trans-Alaska Pipeline System viable. Additional oil production will help keep a key piece of U.S. infrastructure, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, economically viable.