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  • Early GMT-1 start - 10/14/2018 (Full story) ConocoPhillips has announced that oil production from its Greater Mooses Tooth 1 development started on Oct. 5, ahead of the anticipated schedule for the project — the company has previously said that it anticipated production beginning by the end of this year. ConocoPhillips has developed the GMT-1....

  • Tight pool delayed - 10/14/2018 (Full story) In an Oct. 5 letter to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, Mark Johnson, general manager of Municipal Light & Power, and Lee Thibert, CEO of Chugach Electric Association, told the commission that they have decided to pause efforts to implement the economic dispatch of electrical power in Southcentr....

  • Pipeline talks rebooted - 10/14/2018 (Full story) The Canadian government won't appeal a federal court decision that quashed its approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, opting instead to reopen negotiations with First Nations. In the process it has insisted that those communities will not be able to block the project. Natural Resources M....

  • Oil Patch Insider: OGJ: North Slope black gold rush; BP's Dudley upbeat on o&g; See record-breaking polar flight video - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) Oil & Gas Journal has joined national and international news sources in touting the revival of Alaska North Slope exploration, development and production. Although in her Oct. 28 article, statistics editor Laura Bell gives a misleading number for monthly oil production — 380,000 barrels per day in J....

  • Technology key to Prudhoe future 3-D survey, two new rigs planned - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) Some 40 years after the startup of the Prudhoe Bay oil field, field operator BP anticipates continuing its operations in Alaska for another 40 years, Fabian Wirnkar, BP vice president for reservoir development, told a meeting of the Commonwealth North Energy Action Coalition on Oct. 5. As the Prudho....

  • Fish bone multilaterals at Cosmopolitan - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) BlueCrest Alaska Operating LLC told the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, in its fifth plan of development for the Cosmopolitan unit that it has begun drilling what it calls fish bone wells at the unit. The multilateral design of these wells essentially does fracking....

  • BRPC stays the course, looks for Mustang first oil in early 2019 - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) Brooks Range Petroleum Corp. is moving closer to its goal of bringing the Mustang field into production by the first half of next year, according to a new plan of development. The local operating arm of a multiparty joint venture expects to finish installing a temporary production facility at the on....

  • August ANS production up 9% from July - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) Alaska North Slope crude oil and natural gas liquids production averaged 454,602 barrels per day in August, up 33,523 bpd, 9.2 percent, from a July average of 416,357 bpd and down 3.5 percent from 470,972 bpd in August 2017. Production data is from the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, wh....

  • Kitchen Lights outlook - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) Furie Operating Alaska's latest plan of development for its Cook Inlet Kitchen Lights gas field indicates that the company hopes to drill and evaluate an additional development well into the Sterling formation from the Julius R. production platform in 2019. According to the plan, which was filed wit....


  • National drilling rig count down 2 to 1052 - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) The number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas in the U.S. was down by two the week ending Oct. 5 to 1,052. At this time a year ago there were 936 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported that 861 rigs targeted oil (down two from the previous week) and 189 targeted....

  • State announces upcoming well data release - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, published a list Oct. 1 of exploration well data and information that will be released and made available to the public within 30 days. Two 2-D seismic data sets, both by PGS Onshore Inc., will be released: MLUP/NS 07-006-01 (Sagw....

  • BC premier in juggling act over LNG Canada - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) The British Columbia government has reacted with almost giddy delight to the formal launching of construction on the Shell-led LNG Canada project. Premier John Horgan, who once ridiculed talk by former Premier Christy Clark of 20 LNG ventures in British Columbia, now ranks LNG Canada on the same his....

  • Alaska job losses have been slowing - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) In a study into the impact of fluctuating oil prices on the economies of Alaska and other oil states, researchers from the University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research have found that the recession resulting from the downturn in oil prices in 2014 has lasted longer in Ala....

  • AGDC counters MSB site comments to FERC - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. responded Oct. 2 to comments the Matanuska-Susitna Borough made to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on AGDC's environmental and engineering analysis of a site at Port MacKenzie which the borough identified in its January motion to intervene out-of-time. ....

  • EIA: new US crude oil production records - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Oct. 10 in its October Short-Term Energy Outlook that U.S. crude oil production is estimated to have averaged 11.1 million barrels per day in September, up slightly from August, and is forecast to average 10.7 million bpd this year, up from 9.4 million....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Lynden continues humanitarian work in South Africa - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) Lynden International said Oct. 2 that in addition to handling critical samples for the Ebola vaccine in West Africa, it is also supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development by coordinating the transportation of HIV rapid test kits to Zambia. Lynden International Business Development Dir....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Fluor joins with JGC on Canada LNG project - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) Fluor Corp. announced Oct. 2 that LNG Canada has made the final investment decision to build its liquefied natural gas export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. Fluor's joint venture with JGC Corp. will provide the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction on the project. F....

  • Royalty-in-kind purchase interest - 10/14/2018 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Department of Natural Resources published a solicitation of interest at the end of August for purchase of royalty-in-kind natural gas from the Prudhoe Bay and Point Thomson units. In a Sept. 28 letter, Lieza Wilcox, vice president, commercial and economics for the Alaska Gasline Developm....

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