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  • Moose Pad online - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) Hilcorp Alaska brought its new Moose Pad at Milne Point online in early April. The initial production rate is 3,000 barrels per day from two wells, Hilcorp Alaska spokeswoman Lori Nelson told Petroleum News in an April 15 email. “Drilling and facility construction activities are ongoing,” Nelson s....

  • Conoco steals the show - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) ConocoPhillips said it planned to drill six to eight exploration and appraisal wells on the North Slope during the current winter season, far more than any other explorer in Alaska this year or for several years. So far, the company has drilled five — two from existing gravel pads and the rest from....

  • So close … but so far - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) There is a growing belief that plans for tripling capacity on Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline system are nearing final approval. However, that shred of hope is being short-circuited by indications that the Chinese market, a vital outlet for the targeted 890,000 barrels per day of crude bitumen to f....

  • Work is progressing to bring the Mustang oil field on line soon - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) The field crew is busy with the construction and installation work required to bring the Mustang oil field on the North Slope into production, Bart Armfield, president and CEO of Brooks Range Petroleum, told the board of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority on April 17. Two pipelin....

  • Caelus winding down in Alaska; Seeks Smith Bay investor, partner - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) Caelus Natural Resources Alaska is looking for an investor or partner to appraise its 2016 Tulimaniq discovery in the Torok formation in Smith Bay off the coast of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, Caelus Senior Vice President Pat Foley told Petroleum News April 17. “We have missed the plannin....

  • BP removing massive Liberty rig planned to reach offshore field - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) BP is in the process of removing the Liberty drilling rig from one of the gravel islands used for the Endicott field in the nearshore waters of the Beaufort Sea. In a project that began last summer, the company mobilized some equipment to the North Slope and hired a contractor to conduct the demobil....

  • Alberta rallies troops; Rachel Notley's NDP party trumped - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) Alberta's stunning choice in 2015 of a socialist New Democratic Party government lasted a minimum four years, the first time in 115 years that a ruling administration failed to get re-elected. The administration of Premier Rachel Notley was sent packing on April 16, with the reins of power turned ov....

  • TGS delays Beaufort Sea seismic survey - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas has approved an application by TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. to delay from 2018 to 2019 the start of a two-year 3-D seismic survey in nearshore waters of the Beaufort Sea. The company had hoped to conduct the first phase of the survey during last year's Arctic open water....

  • Trump signs energy infrastructure orders - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) As part of his agenda to promote U.S. energy development and production, on April 10 President Trump signed two presidential orders aimed at speeding up and easing the government approval of facilities such as pipelines used for energy transportation. “Under this administration we have ended the war....

  • UAA research addresses energy issues - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) In an annual event on March 22 researchers from the University of Alaska Anchorage described scientific research projects that have been awarded funding from a ConocoPhillips endowment. Annually since 2016 researchers have proposed projects, with four or five of these projects being awarded funding....


  • US drilling rig count drops 3 to 1,022 - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) The number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by three the week ending April 12 to 1,022. A year ago the count was 1,008 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported that 833 rigs targeted oil (up two from the previous week) and 189 targeted natural....

  • Doyon drops Nenana exploration, leases - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) Petroleum News has reported on Doyon Ltd.'s search for oil and gas in the Nenana basin since the Native regional corporation for Interior Alaska partnered with others in 2004, took over as operator in 2009 and drilled what would prove to be its last well in the summer of 2018. All in all, five wells....

  • Explorers magazine preview: Resounding success at Slope Badami well - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) Glacier Oil & Gas Corp. spent most of 2016 through 2018 methodically performing maintenance and well work at its four producing Alaska oil and gas units, as well as executing one of two exploration programs that might guide work in the years to come. The company's 2018 capital budget for Alaska was....

  • Nome seeking support for port expansion - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) On April 16 officials from Nome talked to the Alaska House Committee on Arctic Policy, Economic Development and Tourism about plans for deepening and expanding the port of Nome. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finalizing a new feasibility study on the port expansion. The report will go to Congre....

  • Chevron buying Anadarko for $33 billion - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) Chevron announced an agreement April 12 to acquire Anadarko for $33 billion, a move Chevron said would significantly enhance its upstream portfolio “and further strengthen its leading positions in large, attractive shale, deepwater and natural gas resource basins.” This merger doesn't impact Alaska....

  • Court allows ConocoPhillips intervention - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) The federal District Court in Alaska has allowed ConocoPhillips to intervene in a case in which the Native village of Nuiqsut and several environmental organizations have sued the Bureau of Land Management over the agency's approval of ConocoPhillips' 2018-19 winter exploration program in the Nation....

  • Beaufort BIF out; call for NS, Foothills - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, has issued a preliminary best interest finding for proposed Beaufort Sea areawide oil and gas lease sales from 2019-28, and a call for new information for the North Slope and North Slope Foothills areawide sales. Once a preliminar....

  • Boosting LNG proposal for Kitimat in BC - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) A partnership of Chevron Canada and Australia's Woodside Energy has generated a glimmer of hope for British Columbia's LNG sector by applying to almost double the size of its proposed Kitimat LNG operation to 18 million metric tons a year. In an application to the National Energy Board, the coventur....

  • Oil patch bits: Saltchuk names David Karp Alaska SVP, managing director - 04/21/2019 (Login to read Full story) Saltchuk said April 15 that it has named David Karp, SVP, managing director for Alaska. Karp has been in his new role since Jan. 1 and is focused on working with Saltchuk companies to promote their capabilities to communities and industries throughout the state. In addition to business development,....

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