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Alaska North Slope lease sale takes in $54.5M

...They've now secured a fairly significant fairway," he said.A second Division of Oil and Gas sale for state offshore Beaufort Sea territory garnered $5 million in high bids.A federal lease sale attracted $658,978.20 for seven tracts in the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/alaska-north-slope-lease-sale-takes-545
State
Polar bears disappearing from region

...from the U.S. Geological Survey and Environment Canada captured, tagged and released polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea from 2001 to 2010. The bear population shrank to about 900 in 2010, down from about 1,600 in 2004. That area is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/polar-bears-disappearing-region
State
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...the Chukchi should it be allowed to explore again. The company's plan for 2015 does not include any wells in the Beaufort Sea.Shell spokeswoman Meg Baldino wrote in an email that the company appreciates the release of the draft and is reviewing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/feds-finish-draft-arctic-drilling-docum
State
Alaska Science Forum: Northern lab cranked out the quirky and creative

...sergeant in July 1962. The men were given an aircraft survival kit and instructed to hike and float their way to the Beaufort Sea. Their objective was to "provide field experience in this area and to determine the merits and deficiencies of the F-102...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-14/alaska-science-forum-northern-lab-cr
Outdoors
Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

...offshore development.Shell in 2012 drilled pilot holes and performed other preliminary work in both the Chukchi and the Beaufort seas. The company experienced problems in the challenging Arctic conditions, culminating with the drill vessel Kulluk...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-03/federal-agency-releases-arctic-drilling
State
State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

...which included field visits earlier this year, the state has also issued two oil and gas leases in the nearshore Beaufort Sea that were originally offered in a 2011 lease sale and bid on.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maps have also shown...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-29/state-claims-20000-acres-edge-anwr
State
My Turn: Setting the record straight on Sen. Begich

...drilling in the Arctic Ocean. In 2012 there were two pilot holes drilled, one in the Chuckchi Sea and another in the Beaufort Sea. There has been a temporary pause due to regulatory and permitting procedures, litigation and fallout from the Deepwater...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-23/my-turn-setting-record-straight-sen-b
Letters
Polar bear breaks into home in village

...part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, usually means chasing the animals back to the Beaufort Sea. But she wasn't expecting to shoo one of the biggest bears she's ever seen out of a house last week.She was on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-15/polar-bear-breaks-home-village
State
Polar bear breaks into home in Alaska village

...part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, usually means chasing the animals back to the Beaufort Sea. But she wasn't expecting to shoo one of the biggest bears she's ever seen out of a house last week.She was on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/polar-bear-breaks-home-alaska-village-0
State
Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

...Chukchi Sea rather than one in the Chukchi and one in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north Coast.The presence of two vessels...pilot holes and dug mudline cellars in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. The company was not allowed to drill into oil-bearing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29/shell-files-revised-arctic-offshore-dri
State

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