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  • Incremental gains - 10/19/2014 (Full story) A key to Hilcorp Alaska's success in upping production from the oil and gas fields of Alaska's Cook Inlet is the empowerment of the company's employees and contractors to find improved ways of teasing more hydrocarbons from field reservoirs, Greg Lalicker, president of Hilcorp Energy, told a breakfa....

  • LNG breaking point - 10/19/2014 (Full story) The British Columbia government has been served with notice that unless it provides “clarity and certainty” on its LNG tax and regulatory regime it risks losing a “rare and important opportunity” to attract a multibillion-dollar investment. The message came from David Keane, a former executive for U....

  • AVCG terminates unit - 10/19/2014 (Full story) The Alaska Venture Capital Group is leaving the Kachemach unit. Earlier in October the Kansas-based AVCG LLC terminated the onshore North Slope unit, which allowed 18 leases there to expire, effective Sept. 5. The unit was located in the “billion-dollar fairway” between the Kuparuk River and Colvill....

  • Pew meets with OMB on proposed Arctic offshore drilling rules - 10/19/2014  According to information on the website of the White House Office of Management and Budget, or OMB, on Oct. 8 representatives of Pew Charitable Trusts met with officials from OMB and the Department of the Interior to discuss standards for offshore oil drilling in the Arctic. The meeting came in conj....

  • Canada fumbles Arctic mapping - 10/19/2014  Canada is ill-equipped to oversee marine traffic in the Arctic because it lacks marine charts, navigation aids and icebreaking equipment, says an audit by federal Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand. The report said that although vessel movement in the area is on the increase, higher-risk areas a....

  • Draft Cook Inlet Risk Assessment out - 10/19/2014  The Cook Inlet Risk Assessment, in the works since 2011, is out for public review. The assessment was initiated and led by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council, who comprised the management team with input f....

  • AOGCC scheduling Kenai Loop hearings - 10/19/2014  The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is scheduling a December hearing to resolve a correlative rights dispute at the Kenai Loop gas field in the Cook Inlet basin. The three-day public hearing beginning Dec. 3 will allow anyone to comment on the ongoing drainage dispute at the field, includ....

  • Wilson reflects on 14 years in Juneau - 10/19/2014  House Rep. Peggy Wilson is closing out her 14-year career with the Alaska House of Representatives, having spent the last four on the House Resources Committee. The Republican from Wrangell is among a few who have held public office in two state Legislatures, North Carolina and Alaska, giving her 1....

  • Flowing the gas around Fairbanks - 10/19/2014  The Interior Gas Utility, or IGU, the gas utility owned by Fairbanks North Star Borough, has been planning its gas distribution pipeline network for the Fairbanks area and has determined that it will need a gas transmission line around the perimeter of the city, David Prusak, the project manager for....

  • Global Geophysical files Glennallen seismic plan - 10/19/2014  Global Geophysical Services has applied to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources for a permit to conduct a 2-D seismic survey around the Glenn Highway, to the west of the town of Glennallen in the Copper River basin. Ahtna Inc., the Native regional corporation for the Copper River region, has c....

  • One up, one down - 10/19/2014  The Alberta oil sands have received a lift on the international front and a knockback domestically. The European Union has declared it will abandon a plan to officially label crude bitumen as “dirty,” meaning a sustained lobbying effort by the Canadian government to open a route from Alberta to Euro....


  • Caelus amending Oooguruk plans - 10/19/2014  Caelus Natural Resources Alaska LLC wants to expand the onshore tie-in pad supporting the Oooguruk unit, essentially doubling an expansion proposal from a previous operator. The Texas-based independent wants to add some 3 acres to the onshore tie-in pad at Oliktok Point to accommodate a new work cam....

  • Linc moving on Umiat, UCG - 10/19/2014  Linc Energy Ltd. expects a big year in Alaska in 2015. The Australian independent has completed early engineering for a potential development at the Umiat field and is moving toward commercialization of its Cook Inlet gas supplies. Linc said it has wrapped up the first phase of “select engineering”....

  • CIE applies for 640-acre unit expansion - 10/19/2014  Cook Inlet Energy has applied to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources for expansion and contraction of the West McArthur River unit and creation of the Sword participating area. CIE, the 100 percent working interest owner, said in an Aug. 28 application that it had applied in January to have....

  • Why LNG doesn't trade like oil - 10/19/2014  The multibillion-dollar natural gas project proposed for Alaska looks similar to the oil pipeline built almost 40 years ago: Extract a hydrocarbon from the North Slope and send it through an 800-mile pipeline to a year-round port, then pour it into ships to take the product to market. But comparing....

  • DNR calls for new Cook Inlet sale information - 10/19/2014  The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil and Gas is calling for new information for a Cook Inlet areawide oil and gas lease sale tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2015, requesting “substantial new information” on the Cook Inlet area “that has become available over the last ye....

  • BP planning Midnight Sun EOR - 10/19/2014  BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. is expanding enhanced oil recovery at Midnight Sun. The British oil giant plans to drill a miscible injection well sometime early next year at the satellite field located at the center of the northern border of the Prudhoe Bay unit. BP discovered the Midnight Sun field w....

  • First US cellulosic ethanol plant opens - 10/19/2014  The first commercial-scale plant to produce ethanol from cellulosic material opened in Emmetsburg, Iowa, on Sept. 3, the Energy Information Administration has announced. Operated by a joint venture called POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, the plant can generate ethanol from corn waste such as the plants'....

  • ML&P won't quantify Fire Island impacts - 10/19/2014  In a report filed with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska on Sept. 26, Chugach Electric Association told the commission that, although electric utility Municipal Light & Power has reported impacts on its systems from the wind farm on Fire Island near Anchorage, ML&P does not think that the monitori....

  • Oil Patch Bits: URS adds Luke Hoffmann to its team - 10/19/2014  URS Corp. recently said that Luke Hoffmann has joined its team as a staff geologist. Hoffmann recently graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. For the last 14 years, he has held various positions in Alaska, all pertaining to remote field work....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Lynden Transport earns highest score of LTL carriers - 10/19/2014  Lynden Transport earned the top score among Less-than-Truckload carriers in the Western Region in Logistics Management magazine's 31st annual Quest for Quality Awards. Lynden swept the category, earning No. 1 rankings for on-time performance, customer service, equipment and operations and informatio....

  • Oil Patch Bits: ASRC top Alaska business for 20th consecutive year - 10/19/2014  Arctic Slope Regional Corp. is once again honored to be recognized by the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Business Monthly magazine and local business leaders as the top Alaska-owned and operated corporation. This is the 20th consecutive year that ASRC has ranked No. 1 on the “Top 49ers Lis....

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