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ExxonMobil manager says work going well at Point Thomson

...Hagedorn said fieldwork to develop Point Thompson is going well and has created work opportunities for Fairbanks oil field workers. Over the winter, the project created 729 positions on the North Slope and 1,200 statewide. Hagedorn said 85...
Defense budget stabilizes Alaska forces

...first-ever parachute drop of troops with equipment on the North Slope, near Deadhorse, a unusual spectacle for oil field workers, Shields said.Handy said there is still a need for vigilance in watching Russian air activity near Alaska's...
Officer kills grizzly in hotel hallway

ANCHORAGE - A bear well known to oil field workers is dead after wandering into a hotel in the North Slope outpost of Deadhorse. The 700-pound male grizzly entered the Prudhoe...
Company denies Prudhoe layoffs connected to VECO

ANCHORAGE - Recent layoffs of Prudhoe Bay oil field workers has nothing to do with the scandal that surrounded VECO Corp., according to CH2M Hill, the company that recently bought VECO...
Battle of the wits rages on the North Slope

...hurt either. The jet-black birds mostly ignore oil field workers but keep a keen eye out for Backensto, who has offended...includes a human element - the birds' interaction with oil field workers. Some admire and protect ravens. Some see them as...
Ducks force plane's emergency landing at Fairbanks airport

...landing after hitting a flock of ducks. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Boeing 737-700 was carrying oil field workers to the North Slope, but was forced to land Thursday in Fairbanks after the windshield was cracked. The FAA says...
Local photographer heads to China to show images from 'Last Road North'

...making the 414-mile trek up to Prudhoe Bay more times than he cares to count. But unlike most others on the road - oil field workers headed to the North Slope, tourists headed to the Arctic Circle - his destination was always the road itself.The...
My turn: ACES penalizes hard-working Alaskans

...underfunded due to ACES. Add them up and there were many faces of ACES at the end of 2009: 2,229 unemployed Alaska oil field workers. Ever since ACES passed, I have had fewer opportunities for my workers on the North Slope. I went from 80 workers...
Oil companies pledge more Alaska hires

...advertisement for the sleeping pods shown to the committee Tuesday in Fairbanks"It was offering significant discounts for oil field workers," he noted.Giessel said that wasn't the intent of the commissioner when he approved it.She then noted oil...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Alpine, the oil field west of Prudhoe Bay, showed up in the census because the North Slope Borough can count oil field workers for bonding purposes and wanted to see how many people officially called Alpine home. The result? Zero. Share...


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