CIE Glacier files Redoubt suspension report
On Sept. 9 Cook Inlet Energy, a Glacier Oil & Gas Corp. company, filed its first quarterly suspension of operations and production report with Alaska’s Division of Oil and Gas for the Redoubt Shoal oil field in Cook Inlet. Redoubt produces from the Osprey platform and uses the onshore Kustatan production facility.
The division had granted Glacier a suspension of production covering May 4 through April 30, 2021, based on low global oil prices combined with reduced demand (see story in June 7 issue of Petroleum News).
In its approval of the suspension, the division said the company had committed to keeping Redoubt facilities appropriately staffed and under continuous monitoring, and that the suspension would “protect the public interest and CIE-Glacier by conserving the hydrocarbons until more favorable market conditions persist.”
Redoubt was put in warm standby in May, resulting in an average of 187 barrels per day as compared to April when the offshore field averaged 1,676 bpd.
In its Sept. 9 quarterly report, which runs from June 1 through Aug. 31, Glacier said the Redoubt wells and platform had been shut in and the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission consulted. The company also said Redoubt’s subsea pipeline and process piping had been protected and de-inventoried of all fluids.
Furthermore, Glacier reported that the Osprey platform had been placed on onshore-generated electric power from the Kustatan production facility’s diesel generators and that the Brucker (escape capsule) inspections had been competed on the platform.
Currently, the company told the division, “efforts are underway to freeze protect the camp and the platform for the winter.
The report was signed by Glacier COO David Pascal.
- KAY CASHMAN