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  • OPEC+ eyes 2021 plan - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries gathered in a virtual meeting Nov. 30 and was scheduled to meet Dec. 1 with its affiliated producing countries including Russia to decide the fate of the group's scheduled Jan. 1 production increase of 2 million barrels per day. Analysts and trad....

  • On the hydrogen highway - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) Alberta and Saskatchewan are quietly making strides towards capturing a slice of the anticipated multi-billion dollar a year global hydrogen market. Of Canada's combined gas output of 16.6 billion cubic feet per day — making it the fourth largest gas producer in the world — Alberta contributes 71% 1....

  • Alpine clocks 20 years - 12/06/2020 (Full story) On Nov. 16, 2000, ConocoPhillips Alaska predecessor Phillips Alaska announced it had begun moving oil from the North Slope Alpine field west of Kuparuk and adjacent to the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. An earlier predecessor, ARCO Alaska, discovered Alpine in 1994 and delineated it in subseque....

  • SIDEBAR: In ConocoPhillips' words - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) xOn its website ConocoPhillips describes its Alpine field operations as follows: The Alpine Field, located approximately 34 miles west of Kuparuk, is one of the largest conventional onshore oil fields developed in North America in the past 25 years. Alpine is a model for future oil developments as d....

  • NMFS declines request to delist ringed seal by state, NSB, ASRC - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) In a 90-day finding over a petition to delist the Arctic ringed seal as threatened under the terms of the Endangered Species Act, the National Marine Fisheries Service has upheld its listing of the seals. The State of Alaska, the North Slope Borough, the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. and the Inupiat C....

  • AOGCC adopts changes to its bonding regulations as proposed - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) At a Dec. 2 public meeting the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission unanimously adopted changes to its bonding regulations proposed in an Oct. 15 public notice. The changes are to regulations the commission adopted in 2019; it held a public hearing on the proposed changes Nov. 4 (see story in....

  • Ending oil sands ‘overlap'; Suncor to take over Syncrude operations - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) The latest page has been turned in the decades-long evolution of Alberta's oil sands, which started with various methods to extract raw bitumen from vast deposits and upgrade the substance into synthetic crude for refining into a basket of energy fuels. In 1963 Sun Oil invested C$250 million to esta....

  • RCA accepts state, CIPL tariff settlement and new rate of $8.57 - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has accepted a November settlement agreement between the State of Alaska and Cook Inlet Pipe Line LLC. Cook Inlet Pipe Line LLC, CIPL, is a limited liability company managed by its members and is 100% held by Harvest Alaska LLC, a part of Hilcorp's midstream comp....

  • State approves Milne Point unit 39th POD - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) Hilcorp Alaska's 39th plan of development for the North Slope Milne Point unit filed on Oct. 14 was approved by Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas on Nov. 25. In the POD period of Jan. 13, 2021, through Jan. 12, 2022, the company anticipates drilling up to 17 new wells, completing as many as 20 well w....

  • Alaska-Mackenzie Rig Report - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) Alaska-Mackenzie Rig Report: Must be a logged in subscriber to read this PDF file....

  • Glacier Oil & Gas updates Badami POD - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) Glacier Oil and Gas, parent company of Badami-operator Savant Alaska, has submitted a second proposed 17th plan of development for Badami, covering Oct. 7 through July 15, 2021. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas approved a suspension of operations for Badami in Jun....

  • State gets EPA Fairbanks air quality grant - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $14.7 million Targeted Air Shed grant to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to help the Fairbanks North Star Borough improve air quality in the borough's non-attainment area. The grant was developed to help reduce air pollution....

  • State allows North Slope snowmbile use - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Division of Mining, Land and Water said Nov. 30 that snow conditions within the North Slope Oil Production District “are adequate for snowmobile use,” an opening which applies only to operators with valid off-road vehicle travel permits for state-owned Nor....

  • October ANS production up 4%, 19,494 bpd - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) Alaska North Slope production, combined crude oil and natural gas liquids, averaged 501,688 barrels per day in October, up 4%, 19,494 bpd, from a September average of 482,194, but down 1.4% from an October 2019 average of 508,751 bpd. North Slope crude averaged 448,012 bpd in October, up 4.1%, 17,7....

  • SIDEBAR: Cook Inlet natural gas production up 5% - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) Cook Inlet natural gas production averaged 230,289 thousand cubic feet per day in October, up 5.2%, 7,757 mcf per day, from a September average of 233,532 mcf per day and up 2% from an October 2019 average of 225,728 mcf per day. Data are from the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which r....

  • CINGSA latest to ask for bond reduction - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has denied another request for bond reduction based on the existence of a dismantlement, removal and restoration bond with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The latest petition for a reduction in bonding amount came in October from Cook Inlet....

  • Next steps for Makushin geothermal project - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) Ounalashka Corp. and Chena Power are moving ahead with a project to develop a geothermal energy system, to obtain electrical power from the Makushin Volcano on Unalaska Island. The idea is to establish a local, renewable source of electricity for the island, including the City of Unalaska. Ounalashk....

  • US drilling rig count up by 10 to 320 - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) Baker Hughes U.S. rotary drilling rig count increased by 10 to 320 on Nov. 25, a count early in the week due to Thanksgiving. The count had dropped by two the week ending Nov. 20, only the second such reversal in a gradual increase that began in mid-August. The count is still down substantially from....

  • Oil patch bits: Lynden Air Cargo welcomes N410LC - 12/06/2020 (Login to read Full story) As reported by Lynden News Nov. 24, another L100 Hercules joined the Lynden Air Cargo fleet this fall. After a major overhaul and conformity heavy check, N410LC was delivered to Anchorage in October. “The aircraft was purchased in Africa from Safair in 2017,” explains Ethan Bradford, vice president....

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  • Court confirms Furie's plan for Ch. 11 sale to Hex 06/12/2020
  • Restructured, renamed Hex nears closing date on Furie assets 06/04/2020
  • RCA approves Chugach Electric purchase of ML&P 05/29/2020
  • Hilcorp gets approval for Whiskey Gulch strat test plan 05/22/2020
  • Alaska Gasline Development receives FERC approval 05/21/2020

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