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Vol. 16, No. 13 Week of March 27, 2011
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


BLM admits to drilling safety lapse

Federal agency concedes diverter wasn’t used on well drilled near Alaska village of Wainwright; AOGCC to continue probe

Wesley Loy

For Petroleum News

The Bureau of Land Management has admitted responsibility for a failure to use a safety device called a diverter on a federal drilling project near the northwestern Alaska village of Wainwright. But the BLM also seemed to steer accountability for the lapse toward its designated operator on the proje....

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How conflict unfolded

Investigation to continue


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