Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Part of the The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS)

Part of the The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS)
Originally uploaded by Leone Fabre.

this is just one of the photos that EnergyU is using for their on-line training!

Rec'd yesterday:
I am an instructional designer, contracting with Midwest Energy Association (MEA), and I am currently creating an online course which will run on Energy University ( I was wondering if it would be possible to include some of your photos in this course - I came across excellent examples on your Website. Any photo used will have the appropriate "copyright" or "photo courtesy of" information noted.

MEA ( is one of the country's leading energy organizations, working with members to pursue operational excellence by providing them quality training and information resources. The EnergyU e-learning portal provides over 15,000 employees nationwide with access to Electric, Natural Gas, Liquid/Petroleum, OSHA and Leadership online training courses.

.... and from Wikipedia about the actual pipeline...

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), usually called the Alyeska Pipeline in Alaska or the Alaska Pipeline elsewhere, is a major U.S. oil pipeline connecting oil fields in northern Alaska to a sea port where the oil can be shipped to the Lower 48 states for refining.

The main Trans-Alaska Pipeline runs north to south, almost 800 miles (1,300 km), from the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to the Gulf of Alaska at Valdez, Alaska, passing near several Alaskan towns, including Wiseman, Bettles, Livengood, Fox, Fairbanks, and Glennallen.

Construction of the pipeline presented significant challenges due to the remoteness of the terrain and the harshness of the environment it had to pass through. Between Arctic Alaska and Valdez, there were three mountain ranges, active fault lines, miles of unstable, boggy ground underlain with frost, and migration paths of caribou and moose. Geological activity has damaged the pipeline on several occasions.

Since its completion in 1977, the pipeline has transported over 15 billion barrels (2.4 Tl) of oil.

1 comment:

cajunsis said...

Wow! Congrats on that - when did you take the pics? Awesome request isn't it?