The Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority wants to hire a company to find the best route for a pipeline and road connecting the Gubik gas field to the existing corridor of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and the Dalton Highway.
The public corporation plans to spend up to $100,000 on the project, which went out to bid on June 27. To pay for the project, ANGDA will tap a new $4 million allocation state lawmakers approved earlier this year specifically to weigh various options for delivering natural gas to in-state markets and residents.
Gubik is a prospective gas field in the foothills of the Brooks Range, and is currently being explored by Anadarko Petroleum. Enstar Natural Gas Co. is also looking at a pipeline connecting the field to in-state markets.
In addition to routing a pipeline from Gubik to existing infrastructure, the ANGDA contract includes two other projects related to in-state gas issues.
The successful applicant will look at preliminary routes for connecting gas fields near Nenana to the population center in Fairbanks, as well as review existing fieldwork from proposed spur line routes along the Parks Highway, the trans-Alaska pipeline corridor and the Glenn Highway to look for possible trouble spots.
The contract is set to begin in August, with the majority of the work to be completed by the start of the year.
See full story in July 6 issue of Petroleum News, available online to subscribers at noon, Friday, July 4 at www.PetroleumNews.com