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  • Shell files plan - 08/31/2014 (Full story) On Aug. 28 Shell filed an exploration plan with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for exploration drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea in the open water season of 2015. The company says that it has not yet made a final decision on whether to proceed with the drilling in 2015 but that it is filing th....

  • Looking to expand - 08/31/2014 (Full story) Cook Inlet Region Inc. is looking for customers for power from a planned phase-two expansion of the Native regional corporation's wind farm on Fire Island, offshore Anchorage, Alaska, Suzanne Gibson, CIRI's senior director, energy development, told the Commonwealth North Energy Action Coalition on A....

  • Gearing up for thaw - 08/31/2014 (Full story) The debate over establishing a viable shipping route in Arctic waters for some vessels in coming decades is gathering pace, with marine insurance companies now assessing the risks and rewards. The insurance firm Marsh told a media briefing in London Aug. 19 that a soft marine market has stirred inte....

  • Eklutna power station progresses; needs transition in early 2015 - 08/31/2014  After several years of planning, engineering and construction, much of Matanuska Electric Association's new gas-fired power generation station at Eklutna, north of Anchorage, is now in place, Joe Griffith, the utility's general manager, told the Regulatory Commission of Alaska on Aug. 13. But with f....

  • Wrangle over Oregon LNG project - 08/31/2014  Calgary-based Veresen, developer of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG project in Oregon, has been drawn into a legal spat with a tentative partner. Michigan-based Energy Fundamentals Group, EFG, is seeking a declaration from the Ontario Superior Court that it still holds an option on a 20 percent equity....

  • New to both AOGCC, competitiveness board - 08/31/2014  David Mayberry recently was sworn in as commissioner at the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, leaving behind 15 years of private practice law work, most recently with Anchorage firm Crowell & Moring. With his appointment came a seat on the state's newly formed Oil and Gas Competitiveness B....

  • Trans Mountain pipeline's wins, losses - 08/31/2014  For Kinder Morgan, it's a case of win-one-lose-one in its unending battle with Vancouver region municipal governments over the C$5.4 billion plan to triple capacity on the Trans Mountain pipeline system from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. As quickly as the company was told by Canada's N....

  • TransCanada withdraws FERC pre-filing - 08/31/2014  TransCanada Alaska has terminated its National Environmental Policy Act pre-filing review process for the overland natural gas project from the North Slope to the Lower 48. TransCanada told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Aug. 26 that it is requesting that the docket for the project be clo....

  • Nothing commercial in Statoil Hoop program - 08/31/2014  Statoil has completed its 2014 exploration in the Hoop area of the Barents Sea, with two of the three wells the northernmost ever drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf. Unfortunately results of the wells were not commercial. Apollo and Atlantis were drilled in PL615 and Mercury in PL614; Stat....

  • Court OKs extension for CD-5 rework - 08/31/2014  Federal District Court Judge Sharon Gleason has approved an extension of the deadline for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prepare an explanation for why it did not rework an environmental impact statement relating to ConocoPhillips' CD-5 oilfield development program in the northeastern National....

  • Miller's Cook Inlet asset value grows - 08/31/2014  Miller Energy Resources Inc. announced a substantial increase in the estimated value of its oil and gas reserves in Alaska's Cook Inlet area. The increase is based on a new reserves report from petroleum consultant Ryder Scott Co., Miller said in an Aug. 20 press release. The report puts total prove....

  • Hilcorp files for North Slope ODPCD - 08/31/2014  Hilcorp Alaska has filed an oil discharge prevention and contingency plan for the North Slope fields it will operate when its purchase of those assets from BP Exploration (Alaska) closes, which is expected at the end of the year. The sale, pegged at $1.25 billion, was announced in April. It include....

  • BP expanding North Slope Northstar unit - 08/31/2014  As BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. works to close a sale of its Northstar unit to Hilcorp Alaska LLC, the British major is looking to expand the offshore North Slope oil field. The expansion would give unit operator BP and its minority partner Murphy Exploration (Alaska) Inc. their desired boundaries f....

  • Russia signs gas supply deal with China - 08/31/2014  Following a recent agreement over the supply of Russian natural gas to China, Russian gas company Gazprom has finalized a deal with the Chinese National Petroleum Corp. for the delivery of 1.3 trillion cubic feet per year of Russian gas to China starting in 2018, the U.S. Energy Information Administ....


  • State contracts combined PBU Niakuk PA - 08/31/2014  Alaska Division of Oil and Gas Director Bill Barron notified BP Exploration (Alaska) at the end of July that the division is contracting a portion of ADL 34626 from the combined Niakuk participating area at Prudhoe Bay for failure to meet drilling commitments. The contraction is an administrative c....

  • Alyeska holds 2nd maintenance shutdown - 08/31/2014  Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.'s second major summer maintenance shutdown of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline is scheduled for Aug. 29-30. The company said the 36-hour shutdown will begin the morning of Aug. 29. Planned work includes: testing all mainline valves between Pump Stations 1 and 3 to confirm....

  • US drilling rig count down 17 to 1,896 - 08/31/2014  Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 the week ending Aug. 22 to 1,896. The Houston firm said in its weekly report that 1,564 rigs were drilling for oil and 330 for natural gas. Two rigs were listed as miscellaneous.....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Delta P Pump & Equipment LLC - 08/31/2014  Delta P Pump & Equipment LLC provides pumps, valves, complete fabricated systems including electrical panels to a broad scope of industries including but not limited to petroleum, mining, water/wastewater and sewage, marine and government facilities. They also provide a limited but growing pump repa....

  • Mining News: KSM gets closer scrutiny, more drilling - 08/31/2014 (Full story) With 9.9 billion pounds of copper and 38.2 million ounces of gold in reserves, a provincial environmental certificate in-hand and federal approvals pending, Seabridge Gold is in the final stages of gathering all of the components needed to develop a mine at its Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell project in no....

  • Mining News: Dam breach tarnishes miners' reputation - 08/31/2014 (Full story) Results from water sampling show that the immediate environmental impacts of an estimated 14.5 million cubic meters of tailings and water released from a facility at Imperial Metals Corp.'s Mount Polley Mine in central British Columbia are isolated primarily to the area immediately below the breache....

  • Mining News: Report delivers eye-opening insights - 08/31/2014 (Full story) At the same time as the EPA is pushing forward on its planned precedent-setting, pre-emptive, pre-permit veto of the Pebble project and the tailings dam failure at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia, former Gold Fields Ltd. Chief Geologist Rael Lipson published an eye-opening summary of where....

  • Mining News: Mount Polley spill could ease Pebble fears - 08/31/2014 (Full story) The recent dam breach at the Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia has precipitated a bit of consternation among the Pebble Project watchers on both sides of the issue. Predictably, the naysayers have adopted an “I told you so” response, as if there are relevant similarities between what was constr....

  • Mining News: 2014 ushers in field season of contrasts - 08/31/2014  WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory – Quieter streets, emptier skies, shorter business hours and closed shops here are sure signs of tough times in the mining industry. Hours away by helicopter, one can find bare-bones exploration camps and skeleton staffs sprinkled like the occasional grain of visible gold....

  • Mining News: NovaCopper regroups, resamples Bornite - 08/31/2014  Indicative of the state of mineral exploration in Alaska, and around the world, no drills are turning at NovaCopper's Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in 2014. Instead, crews crated up 12,918 meters of core from historical drilling at the northern Alaska project and shipped it to Fairbanks where it can....

  • Mining News: Developer plans giant mine at Selwyn - 08/31/2014  HOWARD'S PASS, Yukon Territory – Here at the Selwyn Project, Vancouver-based Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd. is moving forward with year-round exploration and development that began in June 2013. The company is building a 35,000-metric-ton-per-day zinc-lead mine (roughly 3.5 times the size of the Red Dog....

  • Mining News: Perseverance pays off at Klaza - 08/31/2014  Rockhaven Resources Ltd.'s Klaza Project located at the end of the Nansen Road in central Yukon Territory may be coming into its own as an exciting precious metals property. After three years of exploration, the junior has amassed 460 claims, enough to comprise 90-square kilometers (35 square miles)....

  • Mining News: Alliance adds properties to portfolio - 08/31/2014  Through its strategic alliance partnership with Nunavut Resources Corp., Transition Metals Corp. has acquired an additional 433 square kilometers (167 square miles) of high potential gold and base metal exploration properties in Nunavut. The alliance acquired the properties located along the Izok-G....

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