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Shell halts Chukchi Sea drilling

...response barge has not been certified but the company was authorized to drill pilot holes that do not descend into oil reservoirs.Shell has spent upward of $4.5 billion for Arctic Ocean drilling but had been thwarted from drilling by environmental...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the Lower 48 states and elsewhere for engineers, pipefitters, drilling workers and more to find and develop new oil reservoirs. "Our business is cyclical - always has been," said Clyde Treybig, quality and marketing manager for Doyon Drilling...
Shell drilling plan fails to account for risk factors in Arctic, report says

...Alaskans.Shell has said that the chances of a blowout in the Arctic are smaller in part because pressure in the oil reservoirs is less than in wells in the Gulf of Mexico.If a blowout did occur, Shell and the oil industry as a whole might...
All-Alaska gasline the right move for today's market

...making it Alaska's largest undeveloped oil and gas field.The settlement requires a commitment to develop a separate oil reservoir, starting with construction of a 70,000-barrel-a-day capacity pipeline connecting to the Trans Alaska Pipeline...
BP reorganizes Alaska operations

...replaced the business units with two new ones. One runs BP surface operations and the other maintains underground oil reservoirs. Some Alaska employees are getting new responsibilities, Rinehart said. Others lost jobs, retired or found new...
Arco explores preserve with first drilling in years

...different subsurface structure, say in Prudhoe's 9,000-foot-deep range, might drill right through a shallower oil reservoir without even knowing it, he said. David Ogbe, acting director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks petroleum development...
Panhandle losing legislative power

...population-based situation. Southeast may grow, but unless we figure out a way to reduce rainfall or find a huge new oil reservoir or cure cancer with devil's club, we'll never keep up with the population explosion of the Railbelt. Nor should...
Admiral confident in Coast Guard Arctic readiness

...water depth off Alaska will be about 150 feet vs. 5,000 in the Gulf, he said, and Shell expects pressure in the oil reservoirs to be far less.A single Shell vessel remains to be cleared by the Coast Guard, Papp said. Overall, the agency...
North Slope oil producer fined

...the fine leveled by the state. Pioneer injected 45,000 gallons of glycol, an antifreeze fluid commonly used in oil reservoirs. However, the company had not sought permission from regulators. The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission...
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...governor allow BP, a foreign entity, to have control over the oil production in Alaska, which has one of the largest oil reservoirs in the U.S.? We're all like fish in the ocean about that Mackie plan. Don't bite at the first bait that's...


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