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Geothermal wells to save energy

After weeks, or even months of preparation, Alaska well driller Tim Hlavnicka sank his first well Friday and hit nothing but gravel. He was thrilled.Hlavnicka's company, Aquasource, was...
A day in the life of Green's Creek

...entrance to the mine, it's 10 a.m. and driller Gregg Smith is painting an ore face with...pattern around a center hole. After a driller is done, powder man Greg Pegues it return to sender," he said. Driller Gregg Smith maps out a tunnel wall with...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...we should hit more oil." Energy hasn't always been so easy to find. In the old days - the 1990s - a typical wildcat driller, bundled in coveralls and reeking of crude, might celebrate a gusher once every 10 or 20 test wells. At Prudhoe Bay, they...
Juneau Empire Story Archive the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He moved to Juneau about 1968. He worked in geology as a miner and water-well driller, and handled explosives. He is survived by his wife Victoria and children Thomas Sanders, Sharon Sanders, Karin Schaufele...
Lipsky and Lee to wed

...Southeast and a room scheduling coordinator for UAS in Juneau. The groom is the son of Jack and Martha Lee. A graduate of Hoonah High School, he is a driller for Alaska Interstate Construction. The couple will make their home in Juneau.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...below the main entrance to the mine, it's 10 a.m. and driller Gregg Smith is painting an ore face with crosses marking the...parallel holes in a diamond pattern around a center hole. After a driller is done, powder man Greg Pegues steps in and fills some of...
Gold Rush Days draws Juneau out

...drilled down, but I guess we'll have to see." The last driller to try it, Hebert found herself unprepared for the drill's...hammer within the drill throws a great deal of force back at the driller. "Some of those guys are buff," said Hebert. "But it's...
Alaska Digest

...permits for a third satellite known as West Alpine, Griffin said. Conoco typically is Alaska's most aggressive exploratory driller, sinking several wells per year. President declares disaster for Bering Sea storm areas JUNEAU - President Bush on Friday...
Report says BP helped state in cheating probe

...could not validate "anecdotal reports" of widespread cheating. The commission cited only the two admissions by the single driller, who lost his job. The commission found the violations "were isolated, not condoned or authorized by Nabors, and not harmful...
Utility prepares for geothermal exploration well

...a geothermal consulting firm, to develop drilling specifications and well design documents, assist in the selection of a driller, provide technical assistance during drilling and coordinate testing and evaluation of the well. AES project manager Gary...


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