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Big Oil almost erases decline for FY 2014

...20 percent over last year, and spending on "production-enhancement" work is up 40 percent, company spokeswoman Dawn Patience said.? Tim Bradner is a reporter for the Alaska Journal of Commerce. He can be reached at tim.bradner@alaskajournal...
Appeals court reinstates BP shareholders' lawsuit

...maintenance.The Associated Press left messages seeking comment for attorneys on both sides of the case.BP spokeswoman Dawn Patience said in an emailed statement that the company had not had an opportunity to study the decision, so "it would not...
Oil companies spend big to oppose tax referendum

...No campaign, giving $1.31 million."The Alaska oil tax reform was an important step forward," BP spokeswoman Dawn Patience said by email. "BP is adding 200 jobs and two new drilling rigs, one rig by 2015 and a second in 2016, for a total...
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BP drilling increases 30% in 2013, more planned for '14

...and gas production tax by the state Legislature last April. The new tax went into effect Jan. 1.BP spokeswoman Dawn Patience said plans for BP's 2013 activity were in place previously but that the tax change has now encouraged expanded activity...
Official: Alaska eyeing equity stake in pipeline

...ability to deliver gas at a competitive price also will be important for the project's fortunes.BP Alaska spokeswoman Dawn Patience, who had not yet seen the report, said the company sees an equity stake by the state as an important consideration...
BP announces plans after Alaska oil tax change

...for 2015 and the second for 2016. It's not clear yet how many new wells will be drilled.A company spokeswoman, Dawn Patience, said BP also plans to do more well work, beginning as early as this fall, aimed at making production from wells...
BP won't pursue Alaska project in current form

...That review, which also looked at changes in federal regulations, was recently completed, and BP Alaska spokeswoman Dawn Patience said Monday that the project, as currently designed, doesn't meet BP's tests and modifications would have to...
Governor signs bill on tax breaks for oil companies

...said they are still evaluating the incentive. "It's something we're looking at pretty hard right now," said Dawn Patience of ConocoPhillips. House Bill 185 provides a severance tax credit of 20 percent of the cost of exploration wells drilled...
Alaska Digest

...There was no oil spill. The thin three-inch drain line was discovered Saturday during a regular inspection, said Dawn Patience, a spokeswoman for the field operator Conoco Phillips. The drain line is only used when the larger pipes are inspected...
Study could open up tundra to earlier winter exploration

...National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska west of Prudhoe Bay, typically open tundra travel earlier than state officials, said Dawn Patience, spokeswoman for Conoco Phillips Alaska, the state's top-producing oil company and most active explorer. "We're...


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