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Vol. 18, No. 13 Week of March 31, 2013
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry

Arctic Directory: ASRC Energy Services is a leading oil and gas service company

AES delivers excellence in every aspect of oil field service & industrial facilities development

Q. What is the official name of your company?

A. ASRC Energy Services, Inc.

Q. Is your firm a subsidiary or affiliate of other companies? If so, please name those firms and their relationship to your company.

A. We are a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corp.

Q. What do you most want people to know about your company?

A. ASRC Energy Services has been a leading provider of oil and gas services since 1985. We offer a full range of services for all phases of an oil field’s lifecycle, from exploration and field development to production optimization and decommissioning, as well as offshore oil response equipment and resources. Our family of companies allows us to prepare and transition client projects for the next stage of exploration, development, or design. We maintain several full service fabrication facilities across Alaska, including a Rig Tenders Marine Terminal in Cook Inlet, and a fabrication facility in New Iberia, Louisiana that caters to clients located on the Gulf Coast.

Q. What year was the company founded and by whom?

A. ASRC Energy Services Inc. was formed in 1985 by the Arctic Slope Regional Corp.

Q. What is your company’s primary business activity?

A. ASRC Energy Services provides oil and gas services to the industry which includes engineering, construction, operations and maintenance, regulatory and technical services, oil spill response operations, multi-craft specialty contracting including insulation and scaffolding, and pipeline construction and maintenance. We work in some of the most challenging environments in the world, successfully performing for the most demanding companies. This has earned us a reputation for delivering quality products and services on time and in a cost effective, safe, and environmentally-sound manner.

Q. How many employees does your company have?

A. Our reputation for excellence is built upon the skills, expertise, and professionalism of the more than 4,000 men and women we employ in Alaska and across the Lower 48 states. We have a major presence on the North Slope with more than 2,000 employees working in the major oilfields. Additionally, we have more than 400 employees on the Gulf Coast with our subsidiary, Omega Natchiq, Inc. and more than 400 craft employees and support personnel assigned to projects in Southcentral Alaska.

Q. What is your company’s main strength or its edge over the competition?

A. Alaska’s Arctic Slope region has been the home of the Iñupiaq for ten thousand years. We understand the challenges of the Arctic - its remoteness and unforgiving nature. That is why we combine the traditional environmental knowledge and skills of our ancestors along with the experience and expertise of our multi-faceted team of professionals to give our clients the best quality products and services around.

Q. What resources do you have in Alaska?

A. ASRC Energy Services is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. Our Midtown office accommodates 328 engineers, designers, scientists, procurement, and other support personnel. We also have three fabrication facilities in Anchorage, Nikiski, and Deadhorse. The Anchorage Fabrication Facility is located within seven miles of the Port of Anchorage and specializes in pipe fabrication, structural steel fabrication, and module and skid assembly. The Nikiski Fabrication Facility and Rig Tenders Marine Terminal are located on 25 acres of land on the Kenai Peninsula. It has a deep-water dock on Cook Inlet for barging modules to the North Slope and other destinations, and is able to engage in any aspect of construction module fabrication. Our Deadhorse facility is located on a four-acre pad in Prudhoe Bay. It has approximately 36,000 square feet of facilities including a heavy duty and light duty shop and is capable of fleet maintenance and support of offshore oilfield services.

Q. Does your company have an anniversary or other landmark event coming up?

A. This is an exciting time for ASRC Energy Services. We have invested more than $14 million combined into two major projects that we believe will help spearhead our growth into a billion-dollar company and help us to become the preferred oil and gas services provider. These projects are set to be operational this year. In January, we unveiled our new 45,000 square-foot under-roof fabrication facility for our Gulf Coast subsidiary, Omega Natchiq, in New Iberia, Louisiana. The covered work area, equipped with eight 20-ton overhead cranes and 75 welding stations, will allow Omega to take on additional subsea deepwater fabrication work and meet critical project milestones by avoiding frequent weather delays, something that has been an issue in the past. Another perk we hope the new addition will bring is another 50 to 100 jobs to the local economy over the next year or two. As we grow, we need to expand our workforce to keep up with project demands.

Later this year, we will also be unveiling our newly refurbished Rig Tenders Marine Terminal and Fabrication Facility in Nikiski. The Rig Tenders Dock was built in the late 1960s to support an expanding offshore oil and gas industry in the Cook Inlet. This refurbishment is long overdue especially now that we are seeing an increase in demand for marine services in the area. Existing oil and gas facilities in Cook Inlet need diesel fuel and potable water to maintain operations. Additionally, there is a need for shore-side staging and storage for materials, both consumable and permanent. Facilities on the west side of Cook Inlet require an east side dock facility to be the terminus for delivering supplies since there are few sandy landing areas on the western shore. The Rig Tenders Dock resides in a prime geographic location to meet all of these needs and more. Plus the facility’s location protects it from prevailing winds allowing for better protection, no operation interruptions, and longer tide durations.

Q. What steps does the company take to ensure a safe work environment while providing the highest quality?

A. ASRC Energy Services is committed to operating with high safety and quality standards. Our Commitment Based Safety program and ISO 9000 compliance are meaningful indicators of this commitment. Clients choose us because we place safety and environmental stewardship at the forefront of every project. We employ a couple of behavior-based approaches that employees use both on and off the job. These include taking a Personal Assessment of Risk before starting a task, recognizing that no task is routine and stopping work on any activity that may place people, property, or the environment at risk. The other approach is called Commitment Based Safety where employees are asked to set daily measurable goals and be held accountable for them, such as completing a 360 degree inspection of a vehicle before getting in or using three points of contact when entering a vehicle. By achieving these daily, tangible contributions and making safety a part of everyday life - behaviors are changed, risks are reduced, and everyone returns home safely to their families and friends. ASRC Energy Services is also dedicated to being ISO 9000 compliant. We rely on our quality management policies and systems to measure and monitor our processes and to make improvements when necessary. Our goal is to continuously improve, to be more efficient and effective operationally, increase our client satisfaction, reduce waste, and increase productivity.

Q. What is the address of your company’s website?

A. For more information on the services we provide, visit www.asrcenergy.com.



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