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  • Excited over Badami - 09/24/2017 (Full story) Glacier Oil and Gas is excited about the potential of its Badami field on Alaska's North Slope, both in terms of the location of the field and its facilities, and in terms of the Starfish well that the company plans to drill during the coming winter, Carl Giesler, company CEO, told the Alaska Suppor....

  • A bonding challenge - 09/24/2017 (Full story) Aurora Exploration has filed petitions with the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission and with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Alaska, challenging an AOGCC order requiring a $6 million bond if Aurora Exploration purchases the Nicolai Creek gas field from Aurora Gas. And AOGCC has agreed to rec....

  • Deeper sands tested - 09/24/2017 (Full story) Hilcorp Alaska LLC has asked the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for a change in rules for the Ninilchik Beluga/Tyonek gas pool to include deeper intervals it is now testing. The change would be in the pool definition, which is now from gas-bearing intervals between measured depths of 1,....

  • NordAq has P&A'd Tiger Eye; disputes AOGCC fines, bonding - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) NordAq, an independent oil and gas exploration company, has been in discussions with the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission over fines and bonding the commission proposed because NordAq failed to plug and abandon two exploration wells, Shadura and Tiger Eye, prior to expiration of its leases....

  • Arctic sea ice reaches minimum for year, 8th lowest since 1979 - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) On Sept. 13 the extent of sea ice in the Arctic appeared to reach its minimum for this year, the National Snow and Ice Data Center has reported. Although it is possible that a late-season melt could reduce the ice extent further, it is likely that the Sept. 13 extent of 1.79 million square miles wil....

  • Argument continues over Delta Wind Farm - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) A contentious case over the merits or otherwise of connecting a proposed Delta Junction wind farm to Golden Valley Electric Association's power supply system continues in the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. Recent filings in the case highlight the gulf between the views of the would-be wind farm op....

  • EIA projects 28% growth in energy use - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) Between 2015 and 2040, world energy consumption is projected to grow 28 percent, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Sept. 14 in its International Energy Outlook 2017. EIA said most of the growth was projected to come from countries not in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and D....

  • Fish & Game leading beluga research - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is leading two new research projects designed to help figure out why the Cook Inlet beluga whale population is not recovering, despite efforts to conserve the sub-species. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is funding the research through its E....


  • Call for new info for O&G lease sales - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, published a call for new information for the 2018 Cook Inlet and Alaska Peninsula areawide lease sales Sept. 15. Information is due Oct. 20. The division said the sales are tentatively scheduled for spring 2018. The Cook Inlet ar....

  • Suit to block drilling on US land in Nevada - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the government is reversing protections put in place nine months ago under the Obama administration. The Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity s....

  • Nanushuk, Liberty comment periods extended - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment periods for both the Liberty and Nanushuk projects. The public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement for Armstrong Energy LLC's Nanushuk project, released Sept. 1, was originally Oct. 15; it has now been extended....

  • DOE funding new fuel cell research - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy has announced that it is awarding a total of $10.2 million in funding to16 projects that will research solid oxide fuel cell technology. The selected research projects will address the cost and reliability of his particular type of fuel cell te....

  • 4 years on, cleanup nears end for ND spill - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) Cleanup is finally in sight four years after a pipeline break sent more than 20,000 barrels of oil oozing across a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota, state regulators said Sept. 15. Excavation of the affected site is scheduled for completion by the end of the month, with the land ready for r....

  • USGS study of ND oil potential requested - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) North Dakota oil drillers and U.S. Sen. John Hoeven want federal geologists to reevaluate the amount of recoverable crude oil in the state, saying a new assessment likely would show stronger production potential and attract investment. The U.S. Geological Survey once said two massive shale formatio....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Fugro establishes hydrography center in Houston - 09/24/2017 (Full story) Fugro recently announced plans to establish a hydrography center of excellence for the Americas, supporting its strategic focus on growth in this market sector. Utilizing specialist resources that include autonomous vessels and aircraft, integrated data acquisition techniques, remote processing and....

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