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  • Seismic surge - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) Renewed interest in the North Slope of Alaska's untapped oil has led to an increase in large 3-D seismic surveys, including the program for the ANWR 1002 area, for which Inupiat Geophysical Partnership could have a permit in hand prior to this year's federal lease sale. All but one of the big new su....

  • Once more for TMX - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) The Canadian government has reapproved expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta's oil sands to a shipping terminal in Vancouver. Reaction to the announcement on June 18 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from Canada's oil industry and the Alberta government could have been summed up in tw....

  • State terminates unit - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) The state has terminated a small unit in Cook Inlet, citing regulations which require “diligent operations … to restore production” in a unit where production has ceased. In a May 30 letter to operator Hilcorp Alaska LLC, Jim Beckham, acting director of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' D....

  • Oil patch insider: Caelus drops 13 of 25 leases from Oooguruk prior to Eni takeover; Wulff, Balash to speak at RDC - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) An interesting step in Eni Petroleum's takeover of operatorship and full ownership of the Oooguruk oil field took place on June 17 when the state of Alaska allowed Caelus Natural Resources to drop 13 leases in which it has a 100% interest from the southern half of the unit. In a letter to Caelus Sen....

  • Conoco buys Nuna; Torok prospect could yield 25,000 bpd - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) ConocoPhillips Alaska has made public its agreement to purchase 100% ownership in the North Slope Nuna prospect from Caelus Natural Resources. A Caelus spokesman had told Petroleum News in April that the acreage had been sold and the buyer wanted to withhold its name until later in the summer. Five....

  • Trudeau regulatory regime changes take bite out of capital spending - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) The numbers offer a clear picture of the Canadian government's strategy that has dragged its petroleum industry from a place of prominence on the global stage. And the worst could be yet to happen based on warnings from company chief executive officers that new federal legislation will choke off any....

  • Igiugig hydrokinetic pilot gets FERC OK with 10-year license - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued the Igiugig Village Council a 10-year pilot project license for the Igiugig Hydrokinetic Project. The council applied for the license for an in-river turbine power generation pilot project in November. FERC issued an environmental assessment for th....

  • Hilcorp fined $30,000 for not reporting - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has fined Hilcorp Alaska LLC $30,000 for “failure to submit required meter performance reports” for custody transfer meters at the company's Cook Inlet Granite Point and Trading Bay units. The commission said in an order issued June 12 that in addition....


  • Fiord West Kuparuk PA OK'd by landowners - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) An application from ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. for formation of the Fiord West Kuparuk participating area in the Colville River unit has been approved by the three landowners in the area — Arctic Slope Regional Corp., the federal Bureau of Land Management and the Alaska Department of Natural Resourc....

  • EPA working changes from executive order - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) In April President Donald Trump signed two executive orders aimed at speeding up government approval of energy infrastructure. One of the orders dealt, in part, with Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency released updated guidance for Section 401 of the CWA June 7.....

  • FERC: Eco Green not a ‘qualified facility' - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) Eco Green Generation wants Golden Valley Electric Association to develop an interconnection tariff for a self-certified hybrid qualifying facility with nine wind turbines, a battery storage facility and 20 reciprocating engine cogeneration facilities. Eco Green wants to develop a hybrid wing-propane....

  • US drilling rig count down by 6 to 969 - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) The number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas in the U.S. was down by six the week ending June 14 to 969. A year ago, the count was 1,059 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported that 788 rigs targeted oil (down one from the previous week) and 181 targeted natural....

  • Hyperspectral surface scan of core - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) Perth, Australia-based Corescan's hyperspectral core imaging system integrates reflectance spectroscopy, visual imagery and 3-D laser profiling to map the mineralogy and geochemistry of drill core, rock chips and other geological samples, according to the company. The proprietary designed in-house s....

  • Oil patch bits: The Alliance to hold its annual Kenai golf tournament - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Support Industry Alliance said June 18 it will be holding its annual Kenai Alliance golf tournament July 19 at the Kenai Golf Course from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular team registration is $500. There are still plenty of opportunities to register and to become a sponsor. For more information v....

  • Oil patch bits: NSTI hosting its annual customer appreciation BBQ - 06/23/2019 (Login to read Full story) North Slope Telecom Inc. said June 11 that it will be hosting its annual customer appreciation BBQ July 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 2020 East Dowling Road, Anchorage, Alaska. Join North Slope Telecom Inc. to learn about the newest telecom projects, as well as the latest Motorola products. In....

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