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  • Trump on Alaska? - 12/11/2016 (Full story) What effects will Donald Trump's election as president have on policies affecting Alaska's oil gas industry? For starters, don't expect a lot to happen soon. Energy, public lands and the Arctic aren't on the front burner for the new president-elect, who is preoccupied right now with making cabinet....

  • BlueCrest drilling ahead - 12/11/2016 (Full story) BlueCrest Alaska Operating LLC spudded its first new development well in the company's Cosmopolitan oil field on Nov. 28, John Martineck, president and CEO of BlueCrest Alaska, has told Petroleum News. In April the company started producing oil from the field, using a converted exploration well, but....

  • Canadian protests planned - 12/11/2016 (Full story) The battle lines that are rapidly taking shape in Canada over the future of oil pipelines hardened on Dec. 2 when Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said the federal government was ready to use “defense forces” or police against protesters. In ratcheting up the debate, he was immediately condemned....

  • Ahtna completes its Tolsona well, plans flow tests for potential gas - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) On Dec. 5 Ahtna Inc. completed the drilling of its Tolsona No. 1 gas exploration well 11.5 miles west of the town of Glennallen, the Alaska Native regional corporation for the Copper River region has announced. The well reached a vertical depth of 5,500 feet; the drilling rig is being demobilized; a....

  • IEP negotiations continue; cost of natural gas, supply chain critical - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority's Interior Energy Project team continues to feel optimistic about its objective to bring affordable natural gas to Fairbanks and the surrounding Alaska Interior, Gene Therriault, IEP team leader, told the AIDEA board on Dec. 1. “We still think v....

  • Olson: Proud of off-the-radar service - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) House Rep. Kurt Olson is closing out 12 years of service, most notably as chair for the Labor and Commerce Committee. The Soldotna Republican was also called upon to chair the House Special Committee on Oil and Gas during a time when the Legislature came under heavy scrutiny during federal corruptio....

  • Hilcorp seeking Ninilchik expansion - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) After several years of exploration delineation drilling at the Ninilchik unit, Hilcorp Alaska LLC is proposing the first in a series of administrative changes at the unit. The local subsidiary of the Texas-based independent is asking to expand the Cook Inlet unit by approximately 40 acres to accommo....

  • Mostly decreases for North Slope lines - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) A majority of the North Slope pipelines are proposing decreases in shipping rates for the coming year, according to recent filings with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. But some Hilcorp lines appear to be increasing the cost of shipping to out of state markets. In their annual rate filings, the....

  • NETL awards for shale oil, gas research - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) The National Energy Technology Laboratory has awarded funding to various Department of Energy national laboratories for research into hydrocarbon extraction from shale reservoirs. The idea is to obtain a better understanding of the factors that affect prudent resource development, NETL says. Althoug....

  • Brent to average $43 this year, $52 in '17 - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects U.S. crude oil production to average 8.9 million barrels per day this year, down from 9.4 million bpd last year. The agency said in its Dec. 6 Short-Term Energy Outlook that 2017 production is expected to drop further to 8.8 million bpd. But there....


  • ANS crude production up 4.6% from October - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) Alaska North Slope crude oil production averaged 549,263 barrels per day in November, up 4.6 percent from an October average of 525,033 bpd, an increase of 24,230 bpd. The majority of the increase came from the BP Exploration (Alaska)-operated Prudhoe Bay field, the Slope's largest, which averaged 3....

  • BOEM publishes environmental reports - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced the availability of the findings from six research projects conducted as part of the agency's Environmental Studies Program. Two of the studies relate to the Alaska outer continental shelf, while three studies relate to the Gulf of Mexico and the P....

  • Leaked diesel found in platform leg - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) Responders have completed the lightering and disposal of diesel fuel that had been discovered to have leaked into one of the legs of the Tyonek platform in Cook Inlet. The platform houses the wellheads and production facilities for the North Cook Inlet gas field. Hilcorp Alaska has recently complete....

  • Record low sea ice cover in November - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) Arctic sea ice cover has hit a record low extent for November, the National Snow and Ice Data Center has reported. Following unusually high air temperatures and southerly winds, the November ice extent, at an average of 3.51 million square miles, was well below the long-term average for the month. A....

  • Oil Patch Bits: BELL selected as PIRATE group of the quarter - 12/11/2016 (Full story) BELL and Associates is proud to announce that they have been selected as the personal involvement reduces accidents to everyone work group of the quarter on the North Slope. PIRATE is a behavioral based safety process that requires employee involvement at all levels. The recognition has been a long....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Fluor named to Forbes Just 100 list - 12/11/2016 (Full story) Fluor Corp. recently announced that it was named to the inaugural Forbes Just 100 list. Fluor was also ranked as the most just company in the capital goods category. “We are honored to make the Forbes inaugural Just 100 list of top companies,” said David Seaton, chairman and CEO of Fluor. “The recog....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Judy Patrick Arctic Oil photo book — on sale now! - 12/11/2016 (Full story) The Arctic Oil coffee table style photo books make the perfect Christmas gift for your friends, relatives, business associates and co-workers. They also make an excellent safety award, retirement present, or thank-you gift for any individual or business that is involved in Alaska's North Slope oil i....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Crowley awarded US Department of Defense contract - 12/11/2016 (Full story) The U.S. Transportation Command, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, has awarded Crowley Logistics Inc., a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corp., a multi-year contract to provide transportation and related services supporting Department of Defense activities in the U.S. and Canada. The Depar....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Eschenberg appointed to the AECOM-led joint venture - 12/11/2016 (Full story) AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced today that John Eschenberg, experienced veteran of the nuclear and environmental industry, has been appointed director of salt disposition in the nuclear high level waste program with Savannah River Remediation LLC. Savannah Ri....

  • Nutaaq tariff rate of $1.10 starts Jan. 1 - 12/11/2016 (Login to read Full story) The Regulatory Commission of Alaska said Dec. 1 that the rate of $1.10 per barrel proposed by Nutaaq Pipeline LLC for the Badami Oil Pipeline is suspended subject to protests and becomes permanent if no protest is filed. The rate is effective Jan. 1. The pipeline, owned by Glacier Oil and Gas, runs....

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