The Kuparuk field is located 56 kilometres west of Prudhoe Bay and is the second largest oil field on Alaska's North Slope. The field was discovered in 1969 and began production in 1981. Production peaked at over 300 000 b/d in 1992 but has declined to less than 100 000 b/d by 2014. The field has been developed with three central processing facilities. Satellite fields include Tabasco West Sak Tarn and Meltwater (see separate analyses for these fields).