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BP Northstar Operations

BP operates 13 North Slope oil fields, four North Slope pipelines, and owns a significant interest in six other producing fields in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). Key aspects of BPs business strategy in Alaska are the safe, reliable, and efficient development of significant undeveloped light oil, viscous and heavy oil, and natural gas resources within the existing North Slope fields. BP started filing for permits for the Operations Center in 2009 to build on their man-made Northstar Island. Broadmoor won the contract to build the Operations Center for this hub in December of 2009 and began working with McDermott, Inc. on this project in January of 2010.

The BP Northstar Operations Center is a 50,000 square foot steel building with living quarters, offices, shops and a garage for the ARKTOS amphibious escape vehicles. The Operations Center is designed for up to 50 people and is located on their manmade island in the Beaufort Sea. The 6 story, 4,000 ton building was constructed in Amelia, Louisiana at the McDermott Shipyards by Broadmoor.

In contrast to the plain box exterior, the interiors of the facility feature full wall murals of the breathtaking Alaskan North Slope, and warm, honey-colored slated wall treatments, frosted glass and very high-tech control systems complementing comfortable living amenities. The structure was built to withstand -50 degree temperatures with architectural metal wall panels with added insulation 3 thick at the walls and 5 on the roof. The facility is blast rated with heavier steel construction and large hinged vault sized doors and concrete decks.

The module was barged through the Panama Canal before transiting up the West Coast to Alaska, to Northstar Island.

Owner: McDermott for BP Exploration Alaska Inc.

Architect: Worley Parsons

Contract Value: $29,900,000

Size: 50,000 square feet

Services: General Contractor