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  • Condensate then gas - 08/30/2015 (Full story) The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has published an application by ExxonMobil for pool rules for the Point Thomson gas-condensate field that the company is developing on the North Slope. The initial development of the field is targeting the production of condensate by the recycling of na....

  • Unit expansion unresolved - 08/30/2015 (Full story) A partially rejected expansion of the Badami unit from several years ago continues to slow development of the eastern North Slope, according to operator Savant Alaska LLC. In a plan of development for the unit, submitted to the state in May 2015, Savant said that an outstanding appeal and an associa....

  • BC upstart joins LNG field - 08/30/2015 (Full story) Yet another little-known proponent has squeezed its way into British Columbia's jam-packed LNG field, with plans to build a floating liquefaction facility on Vancouver Island, 25 miles north of the provincial capital of Victoria. Vancouver-based Steelhead LNG Corp. has teamed up with the Malahat Fir....

  • ASRC plans one Placer winter well - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) ASRC Exploration LLC, a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corp., plans to drill one new exploration well, the Placer No. 3, in the Placer unit on the North Slope during the coming winter, according to an oil discharge prevention and contingency plan that AEX has filed with the Alaska Department of....

  • Duncan leaving Great Bear; Mason to take over as company CEO - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) Ed Duncan is stepping down as president and CEO of Great Bear Petroleum Operating LLC, the company that has been spearheading oil source rock exploration on Alaska's North Slope, Patrick Galvin, the company's vice president for external affairs and deputy general counsel, told Petroleum News in an A....

  • Huggins relieved at Shell's permitting - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) Senate Rules Chair Charlie Huggins may not have seat on the Senate Resources Committee this year, but the one-time committee chair still keeps a watchful eye on resource development. The Wasilla Republican remains engaged and hopeful that Alaska will continue to advance a natural gas pipeline that d....

  • Susitna-Watana proposes new FERC schedule - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Energy Authority has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve a new schedule for preparing a FERC license application for a proposed major hydropower plant at Watana on the Susitna River. The original schedule for the application has been disrupted by issues relating to s....

  • Point Thomson production by year-end - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) PTE Pipeline LLC and ExxonMobil Alaska Production Inc. have applied to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska for a permit to connect production facilities at the Point Thomson unit with the Point Thomson Export Pipeline System (see story in Aug. 16 issue). The companies said in that application that....

  • Miller reaches tentative deal with SEC - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) Embattled Alaska oil and gas producer Miller Energy Resources Inc. says it has reached a tentative settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding purported fraudulent financial reports. In an Aug. 20 filing with the SEC, Miller said it would pay $5 million over three years und....

  • Legislators continue finance discussions - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) Alaska legislators, having struggled through two special sessions to reach accord with the administration of Gov. Bill Walker on a state operating budget in face of a steep drop in oil prices and steadily declining North Slope crude oil production, are already preparing to deal with the next budget....

  • Greening of investments - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) Activist factions within Canadian churches and universities are leading a drive to pressure their institutions to divest any shares they hold in the fossil fuel industry. The latest move has been made by the United Church of Canada, one of Canada's largest religions, whose general council has voted....

  • Proposed GMT1-B2 an ‘oil well' - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has changed the listing of the proposed GMT1-B2 development well in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to an “oil well.” In a recent notice on its website, the federal agency had originally listed the proposed well in the Greater Mooses Tooth unit as a “gas well....

  • Conoco drilling at CD5, Kuparuk DS 2S - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) ConocoPhillips said Aug. 20 that development drilling has begun at its CD5 drill site on the North Slope and provided a photo of the CD5 drill site, which is the first oil development within the boundaries of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (see photo above). The Aug. 20 news release adds mor....

  • 88 Energy closes credit facility - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) Australian-based 88 Energy Ltd. said Aug. 25 that “definitive binding documentation has been executed with Bank of America” for funding the company's Icewine project up to $50 million. The company said that under terms of the agreement with Bank of America it will contribute some US$5.7 million, in....

  • Walker to call for TransCanada buyout - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) Gov. Bill Walker said Aug. 24 he plans to recommend to legislators the state buy out TransCanada Corp.'s position in the major liquefied natural gas project Alaska is pursuing. Under an agreement that predates Walker's administration, TransCanada, a Canadian pipeline company, would hold the state's....

  • AOGCC posts Kitchen Lights well data - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) The drilling documentation for the Kitchen Lights Unit No. 3 well that Furie Operating Alaska LLC will use for initial production from its new Kitchen Lights gas field, offshore in Cook Inlet, has now been posted on the website of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Furie drilled the wel....

  • Irving upgrades refinery, cuts rail deliveries - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) Canada's largest oil refinery owned and operated by Irving Oil in New Brunswick is getting a C$200 million upgrade, partly with TransCanada's planned Energy East pipeline in mind, at the same time the facility has lowered its dependence, likely over the short-term, on rail to deliver crude feedstock....

  • Dealing with Alberta's orphan wells - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) Alberta is confronting daunting odds in its commitment to bring dormant and orphan oil and gas wells into line with the province's safety and monitoring regulations. And the challenge is only being intensified as weak oil and gas prices add to the tally of wells in need of attention, given that many....

  • Pipe's clear edge over rail - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) A conservative Canadian public policy think-tank has issued a report that says choosing between pipelines and rail for transporting oil is no choice at all. The Fraser Institute, drawing on data from the Canadian Transportation Safety Board and Transport Canada, says the decade ending 2013 shows tha....

  • TransCanada solves trouble spot - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) TransCanada has cleared a troublesome speed bump on the road to obtaining approval for its Energy East crude pipeline to Eastern and Atlantic Canada. The Calgary-based company said it has signed an agreement in principle that assures three of Canada's largest natural gas distributors they will have....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Adrian Gall with ABR Inc. achieves doctorate - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) Adrian Gall is ABR Inc.'s newest Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography. In early July, she successfully defended her dissertation at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she studied the influence of oceanography on the seabird community in the Chukchi Sea from 2008 through 2012. Her research was....

  • Oil Patch Bits: aeSolutions ships first UL-listed control panels - 08/30/2015 (Login to read Full story) aeSolutions, a UL 508a panel fabrication shop, has obtained NNNY and NRBX UL listings certifying industrial control panels for use in hazardous locations and shipped their first NNNY listed Burner Management System panels to an oil and gas customer in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. UL certifies that equipmen....

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