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  • Nuna royalty expires - 08/20/2017 (Full story) A royalty modification at the Nuna development will expire at the end of September. The pending expiration forces operator Caelus Energy Alaska LLC to either reapply at some future point in its development of the North Slope field or revise economic models. The company had sought a two-year extensio....

  • DNR terms accepted - 08/20/2017 (Full story) On Aug. 11 ConocoPhillips accepted stipulations set by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources for the expansion of the Colville River unit to include leases that were in the former Tofkat unit, company spokeswoman Natalie Lowman has informed Petroleum News. Petroleum News understands from DNR th....

  • Bonding changes proposed - 08/20/2017 (Full story) The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission held a workshop in early June on proposed changes to the bonding required in its regulations. Commissioner Cathy Foerster, then commission chair, discussed the reasons for proposed changes with House Resources in February. She said with new and smaller....

  • Drilling starts for 1H NEWS - 08/20/2017 (Login to read Full story) Drilling in ConocoPhillips' 1H NEWS development in the Kuparuk River unit began in the week of Aug. 7, ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Natalie Lowman has confirmed to Petroleum News. The new development targets the production of viscous oil from the northeastern sector of the West Sak formation in the un....

  • Doyon studying Nenana prospects - 08/20/2017 (Login to read Full story) Doyon Ltd is identifying new oil and gas leads in the Nenana basin from 3-D seismic that the Native corporation shot earlier this year, James Mery, Doyon's senior vice president for lands and natural resources, told Petroleum News in an Aug. 14 email. “The exceptional data quality from last winter's....

  • Draft EIS out for Liberty project - 08/20/2017 (Login to read Full story) The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued the draft environmental impact statement for Hilcorp Alaska LLC's Liberty project Aug. 17. Publication of the DEIS opens a 90-day public comment period, extending through Nov. 18. The DEIS and instructions for commenting are at

  • AEA authorizes Battle Creek diversion - 08/20/2017 (Login to read Full story) During its Aug. 10 meeting the board of the Alaska Energy Authority passed a resolution approving the development and financing of the Battle Creek diversion project, a project designed to increase the power output from the Bradley Lake hydropower facility in the southern Kenai Peninsula. Meltwater....

  • Hughes: More AKLNG specifics needed - 08/20/2017 (Login to read Full story) Sen. Shelley Hughes has long wanted to be on the Resources Committee. During her four years in the House, most of the majority's seats went to veterans like Mike Hawker, Craig Johnson, Kurt Olson and Paul Seaton. With her move to the Senate, where members are half the number as the House, her chance....

  • AIDEA approves IGU funding - 08/20/2017 (Login to read Full story) During its Aug. 10 meeting the board of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority approved an increase to $345,000 in funding to the Interior Gas Utility, to cover the utility's costs incurred in trying to establish a new gas supply from Cook Inlet for Fairbanks and the surrounding Inte....

  • AGDC moves ahead with marketing LNG - 08/20/2017 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. continues to move forward with permitting for the Alaska LNG project and with marketing Alaska's gas, focusing on Asian markets. AGDC took over the Alaska LNG project at the end of last year after the North Slope producers declined to move the project forward at....

  • North Slope snow season shortening - 08/20/2017 (Login to read Full story) The duration of the annual period when snow covers the North Slope of Alaska has been becoming progressively shorter, according to a paper published by a group of scientists in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The length of the snow season is important both for local North Slope....

  • Court turns down hearing for methane rule - 08/20/2017 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has turned down a request for an en banc hearing of the appeal over the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed deferral of implementation of a new rule placing limits on methane and some other emissions from new or modified oil and gas facil....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Fluor's phosphate megaproject begins production - 08/20/2017 (Full story) Fluor Corp. announced August 10, that the Ma'aden Wa'ad Al-Shamal Phosphate Co.'s Umm Wu'al phosphate project in Saudi Arabia has started production of ammonia, merchant-grade acid and fertilizer. Fluor is providing overall program management services for this $8 billion megaproject, in addition to....

  • Spill off Kuwait estimated at 34,000 bbl - 08/20/2017 (Login to read Full story) An analysis of satellite imagery by a U.S.-based nonprofit organization suggests at least 34,000 gallons of oil have leaked out during a spill off the coast of Kuwait. West Virginia-based SkyTruth says satellite photos from the day of the spill off southern Kuwait show it spread over a distance cove....

  • US drilling rig count drops by 5 to 949 - 08/20/2017 (Login to read Full story) The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by five this week to 949. A year ago, just 481 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 768 rigs sought oil and 181 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-produci....

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