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Alpine, Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough North Slope
Area
 • Total 39.2 sq mi (101.5 km2)
 • Land 38.3 sq mi (99.1 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 250 (workers)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-01882
GNIS feature ID 1865544

Alpine is an unincorporated community and former census-designated place in the North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 0 at the 2000 United States Census, but it was not included in the 2010 census.

Alpine is the site of a major oil drilling and production operation operated by ConocoPhillips. Most employees, staffed primarily by commuter residents of Nuiqsut, work a two-week on and two week off work schedule.

Geography

Alpine is located at 70°14′18″N 150°59′40″W / 70.238218°N 150.994388°W / 70.238218; -150.994388. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 39.2 mi² (101.5 km²), of which 38.3 mi² (99.1 km²) is land and 0.9 mi² (2.4 km²), or 2.40%, is water. It is located 8 miles north of Nuiqsut, Alaska.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were no permanent people living in the CDP, but approximately 250 workers in the work camp.

History

Oil was discovered in the Alpine area in 1996. Alpine currently serves as an oil production field producing roughly 50,000 barrels (7,900 m3) of oil daily as of 2015.

  • Maps from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development: 2000
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