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  • Jack-up on site - 07/15/2018 (Full story) Furie Operating Alaska is planning to complete one well and drill another, to achieve a target of having a total of four production wells on line in its Kitchen Lights gas field in Cook Inlet by the end of this year's drilling season, Scott Pinsonnault, the company's chief operating officer, told Pe....

  • Eying pipeline buy-in - 07/15/2018 (Full story) The prospect of Native communities acquiring an equity stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline is gathering momentum ahead of a meeting scheduled for Vancouver on July 25. Leading the way are the Fort McKay and Mikisew Cree First Nations of Alberta, who raised C$545 million last year through a bond iss....

  • Legislators get update - 07/15/2018 (Full story) The Alaska Legislature's House and Senate Resources committees heard a quarterly update July 11 on the Alaska LNG project from the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. and the departments of Natural Resources and Revenue. The three have statutory responsibilities for the project to liquefy Alaska North....

  • Paul Craig looking to shoot 3-D seismic over South Nanushuk; Parnell joins Holland & Hart - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) Paul Craig, veteran oil and gas investor and independent in Alaska, is negotiating with a publicly traded oil and gas company interested in completing a 3-D seismic program over the 35,423-acre South Nanushuk prospect which lies about 20 miles south of Armstrong's Horseshoe wildcat; and, farther sou....

  • Work continues on NPR-A legacy wells; focus on most problematic - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) The federal Bureau of Land Management is continuing to deal with old abandoned legacy wells on the North Slope, primarily in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The wells, many of which were not properly plugged, were drilled by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Geological Survey between 1944 and 1982.....

  • State reconsidering Badami unit expansion request from late 2012 - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas is reconsidering an appeal for the further expansion of Savant Alaska's Badami unit, the division announced July 2. The unit includes the Badami oil field, to the east of the central North Slope. The unit expansion in question dates back to late 2012, when Savant ask....

  • Enbridge sets new course - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) Enbridge, the largest energy pipeline company in North America by market-cap, has taken its third bold step of 2018 to shrink its debt load and focus on long-distance pipelines. In a C$4.3 billion deal, the Calgary-based company unloaded its Western Canadian natural gas processing plants and gatheri....

  • AEX details work done under 2nd POD - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) ASRC Exploration LLC, AEX, has amended its June 11 third plan of development proposal for its North Slope Placer unit to include work accomplished under the second POD, which covers Sept. 9, 2017, to Sept. 8, 2018 (see story on plans proposed in third POD in July 1 issue of Petroleum News). The Jul....


  • EIA: US could be leading producer in 2019 - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. could be the world's leading crude oil producer in 2019, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said July 10 in its Short-Term Energy Outlook. “In 2019, EIA forecasts that the United States will average nearly 12 million barrels of crude oil production per day. If the forecast holds, t....

  • State partially approves amended SMU POD - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) Brooks Range Petroleum Corp. has received approval for new completion dates for certain work commitments at its Southern Miluveach unit, but the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas denied a request to flare gas in conjunction with 2018 operations for an undetermined perio....

  • Deep Creek contraction delay approved - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas has agreed to delay by a further year the contraction of Hilcorp Alaska's Deep Creek unit on the Kenai Peninsula. In a June 28 letter to Hilcorp, division Director Chantal Walsh commented that Hilcorp's plans to continue a program of stratigraphic test well drilling....

  • Looking for ideas on produced water usage - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy has formed an agreement with Chevron Technology Ventures, to provide expertise in a CTV competition seeking creative ways of using water produced in association with oil and gas production. Because the water contains impurities that are difficult....

  • LNG carrier traverses Northern Sea Route - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) An icebreaking LNG carrier has successfully traversed the Northern Sea Route around the Arctic coast of Russia without icebreaker support, transporting LNG from the Yamal LNG plant on the Kara Sea to China, according to a report in the American Journal of Transportation. The vessel, the Vladimir Rus....

  • New Young Brothers Kāpena class tug christened - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) Young Brothers, an independent subsidiary of Foss Maritime, said July 2 that its new tug the Kāpena Jack Young has been christened in Louisiana. The Kāpena Jack Young is named after Captain Jack Young, one of three brothers who founded Young Brothers in 1900. The christening of the Kā....

  • BLM delays leasing near Great Sand Dunes - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. government on July 10 delayed a decision on a contentious proposal to allow oil and gas drilling near Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado, saying it first wants to consult with the Navajo Nation, which owns land in the area. The Bureau of Land Management had planned to sell....

  • Company close to finalizing N.M. leases - 07/15/2018 (Login to read Full story) An Artesia-based oil company is close to finalizing numerous leases with mineral rights owners in Carlsbad as it moves ahead with plans to drill under the southeastern New Mexico city. Santo Petroleum got approval from city councilors in 2017 to go door to door and offer residents five-year leases....

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