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  • Pikka 30% complete - 12/03/2023 (Full story) At its Nov. 22 Investor Day in Sydney, Mark Ireland, Santos senior vice president subsurface and exploration for Alaska, said the Pikka Phase 1 project is now 30% complete, with five wells drilled and the second completion under way. Pikka Phase 1 is exploiting the heart of the Nanushuk 2 and 3 rese....

  • OPEC+ roils markets - 12/03/2023 (Login to read Full story) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allied exporting nations including Russia once again set the tone for oil traders in anticipation of the organization's rescheduled production-setting meeting Nov. 30. Prices moved higher as the meeting approached. Alaska North Slope crud....

  • ANS production up 3.4% - 12/03/2023 (Login to read Full story) Alaska North Slope liquids production for October averaged 469,988 barrels per day, up 15,472 bpd, 3.4%, from a September average of 454,516 bpd, but down 2.2% from an October 2022 average of 480,426 bpd. ANS volumes include crude as well as natural gas liquids from three North Slope fields: Prudho....

  • Sidebar: Inlet natural gas up 4.5% - 12/03/2023 (Login to read Full story) Natural gas production from Cook Inlet averaged 202,795 thousand cubic feet per day in October, up 8,648 mcf per day, 4.5%, from a September average of 194,146 mcf per day but down 7.3% from an October 2022 average of 218,828 mcf per day. Volumes are calculated from Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation....

  • Lagniappe, Santos, APA Apache deal on E North Slope acreage finalized - 12/03/2023 (Login to read Full story) A spokesperson for APA Corp., holding company for Apache Corp., told Petroleum News in mid-November that the "farm in agreement" between APA, Armstrong Oil & Gas's Lagniappe Alaska, and Santos on a 148 lease block on Alaska's eastern North Slope had been "executed and we are proceeding in accordance....

  • Canada: Industry shrugs off IEA carbon capture, CCUS, warnings - 12/03/2023 (Login to read Full story) After years of foot-dragging, the Canadian government is expected to finally deliver over the next month on its promise of investment tax credits for carbon capture and sequestration projects, unleashing an array of projects carrying price tags in the range of multi-billion dollars. But the impendin....

  • DO&G OKs '24 POD for Western Satellites; production up in area - 12/03/2023 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Department of Natural Resources'Division of Oil and Gas has approved a 2024 plan of development submitted by Prudhoe Bay operator Hilcorp North Slope for the western satellites -- Aurora, Borealis, Midnight Sun, Orion and Polaris. The POD approval, signed by division Director Derek Notti....

  • Baker Hughes US rig count up by 4 to 622 - 12/03/2023 (Login to read Full story) The Baker Hughes'U.S. rotary drilling rig count was 622 for the short Thanksgiving week ending Nov. 22, up by four rigs from the previous week, and down by 162 from 782 a year ago. The rig count has been up in five and down in three of the last eight weeks, with a total gain of nine against losses o....

  • Alaska-Mackenzie Rig Report - 12/03/2023 (Login to read Full story) Alaska-Mackenzie Rig Report - You must be a logged in subscriber to read this report.....

  • This month in history: Marathon exploring offshore at Kasilof - 12/03/2023 (Login to read Full story) Editor's note: This story first appeared in the Dec. 7, 2003, issue of Petroleum News. Ninilchik is Marathon's most significant development in Alaska this year, John Barnes, Marathon's Alaska business unit manager, told the Resource Development Council's annual conference Nov. 20, 2003, in Anchorag....

  • This month in history: Technology, knowledge team up at Lisburne - 12/03/2023 (Login to read Full story) Editor's note: This story first appeared in the Dec. 14, 2003, issue of Petroleum News. BP Exploration (Alaska) President Steve Marshall told the Resource Development Council in November 2003 that the company is revisiting some of the North Slope's more challenging oil accumulations in an effort to....

  • Oil patch bits: Alaska West Express accepted into new driver program - 12/03/2023 (Login to read Full story) As reported by Lynden News Nov. 15, Alaska West Express is one of only 33 trucking companies in the nation to be accepted into the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The pilot program was established to allow drivers with a commercial driver's....

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