ANCHORAGE, Alaska - KTUU-TV reports ( that an overnight fire broke out at the campsite of an Italian oil company's drilling project in the North Slope, but no one was injured.

Eni Petroleum spokesman Grande Whitney says everyone involved was safe after the fire at the company's Nikaitchuq Operations Camp north of the Kuparuk River unit operated by ConocoPhillips.

Whitney says the fire took place about midnight.

Petroleum News reported in August that Eni has been shifting the Nikaitchuq site since 2007 from conventional onshore drilling to lateral drilling targeting offshore oil deposits, reaching 25,000 barrels per day of production in June.

Whitney says everyone displaced by the fire was housed at a nearby camp. Eni Petroleum expects drilling work to continue without interruption.


Information from: KTUU-TV,

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