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  • Willow advances - 02/05/2023  The Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management released the final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for ConocoPhillips' Willow Project on Feb. 1. The company says the final SEIS “represents a major milestone in the permitting process” that began in 2018. BLM said it may issue a Record....

  • Upcoming gas shortage - 02/05/2023  Hilcorp Alaska, Southcentral's primary natural gas producer, began warning its utility customers last year that, while it could meet obligations under its existing contracts, it did not have firm natural gas supplies available beyond that. A new study of Cook Inlet gas supplies by the Alaska Depart....

  • Changing energy world - 02/05/2023  In its recently published Energy Outlook 2023 publication, BP expects a continuing transition to the increased use of low carbon energy sources over the next 30 years. The report anticipates the world moving into an energy system dominated by renewable energy, hydrogen-based fuels and biofuels. BP C....

  • Governor drops carbon M&M bills; could raise billions, help save PFDs - 02/05/2023  On Jan. 27 Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced Senate Bill (SB) 48, SB 49, House Bill (HB) 49 and HB 50, his Carbon Management and Monetization Bill Package, creating statutory and regulatory structures needed to capitalize on carbon markets. The package consists of two pieces of legislation focusi....

  • AOGCC's rescheduled Alpine gas release hearing set for March 23 - 02/05/2023  The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has rescheduled a hearing, originally set for October, on the March 2022 release of natural gas from ConocoPhillips Alaska's Alpine CD1 drillsite. The hearing will be March 23 at 10 a.m. at the commission's Anchorage offices. The audio call-in number i....

  • Dates extended for work at 3fields, including Narwhal, Hansen - 02/05/2023  The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has approved date extensions for work at the Colville River, Cosmopolitan and West McArthur River units. The approvals were issued Jan. 31. ConocoPhillips Alaska requested an extension of an enhanced recovery injection order for the Narwhal reservoir a....

  • ANS December production up from November - 02/05/2023  At 498,184 barrels per day, Alaska North Slope production for December was up half a percent, 2,582 bpd, from a November average of 495,602 bpd, but down 1% from a December 2021 average of 503,128 bpd. Crude oil accounted for 87.9% of December ANS production, 437,906 bpd, up 0.5%, 2,037 bpd, from a....

  • Sidebar: Cook Inlet gas production up 5% - 02/05/2023  Natural gas production from Cook Inlet averaged 225,440 thousand cubic feet per day in December, up 10,854 mcf, 5.1%, from a November average of 214,586 mcf per day, and up 10.3% from a December 2021 average of 204,414 mcf per day. This data is from the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, w....


  • Alaska-Mackenzie Rig Report - 02/05/2023  Alaska-Mackenzie Rig Report - You must be a logged in subscriber to read this report.....

  • Lower, upper foothills areas remain closed - 02/05/2023  Both lower and upper foothills areas on the North Slope remain closed to tundra travel, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Mining, Land and Water said Jan. 27. All tundra opening areas were sampled Jan. 26, the division said, and staff found that snow depths have improved acros....

  • Chugach Electric board position open - 02/05/2023  Applications are being accepted for a Chugach Electric Association Inc. board vacancy due to the resignation of Director Erin Whitney. She is taking a federal position as director of the Arctic Energy Office for the U.S. Department of Energy. Whitney was first elected to the board in May 2021. She s....

  • Vision’s North Fork Unit POD approved - 02/05/2023  On Jan. 25 Alaska’s Division of Oil and Gas notified Mark Landt of Gardes Holdings Inc. that the proposed 2023 North Fork Unit Plan of Development from Vision Operating LLC had been approved. The POD period runs from April 1, 2023, through March 31, 2024. The approval was signed by division Director....

  • NRC certifies first small nuclear reactor - 02/05/2023  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified the design for what will be the United States’ first small modular nuclear reactor. The rule that certifies the design was published Jan. 19 in the Federal Register. It means that companies seeking to build and operate a nuclear power plant can pick....

  • US rotary rig count unchanged at 771 - 02/05/2023  The Baker Hughes’ U.S. rotary drilling rig count was 771 on Jan. 27, unchanged from the previous week and up 161 from 610 a year ago. When the count dropped to 244 in mid-August 2020, it was the lowest the domestic rotary rig count had been since the Houston based oilfield services company began is....

  • Oil Search files application with Corps - 02/05/2023  Oil Search (Alaska) has filed an application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District to discharge fill into wetlands for support facilities for the company’s proposed seawater treatment plant, part of the company’s proposed Pikka development. The work described in the application is at....

  • Oil patch bits: Coffman Anchorage project manager earns certification - 02/05/2023  HEADLINE: Coffman Anchorage project manager earns certification USE MUG SENT TO YOU JANUARY 31, 2023 STEVEN-MARTI Coffman Engineers Inc. said Jan. 25 that it is pleased to announce Michelle McGinnis’ achievement on earning her project management professional certificate. She is a project manager i....


























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